NHS: Re-employment

Health written question – answered on 12th March 2014.

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Photo of Julie Hilling Julie Hilling Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS staff have been made redundant and subsequently re-employed by NHS organisations on a (a) permanent and (b) fixed-term contract basis since May 2010.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

By reducing managers and administrators by over 21,100, we are freeing up extra resources for patient care—5.5 billion in this Parliament and 1.5 billion every year thereafter.

The number of national health service staff estimated to have been made redundant since May 2010 and subsequently, up until November 2013, re-employed by an NHS organisation on (a) a permanent basis is 2,570 and (b) a fixed term contract basis is 1,380.

These estimates are derived from unvalidated data from the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Data Warehouse. Only redundancies from, and re-employment to, organisations that use ESR are included.

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