NHS: Ancillary Staff

Health written question – answered on 28th February 2008.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of staff in each acute hospital trust is classified as non-medical.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

Non-medical national health service staff comprise the entire work force apart from medical which is made up of doctors and dentists. The non-medical work force includes all nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff, all scientific, therapeutic and technical staff including all allied health professions, ambulance staff and NHS infrastructure support staff.

The breakdown in proportion for each acute hospital trust is shown in the following table.

Percentage non-medical staff
RA2 Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust 87
RA3 Weston Area Health NHS Trust 92
RA4 East Somerset NHS Trust 91
RA7 United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust 89
RA9 South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust 90
RAE Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 89
RAJ Southend Hospital NHS Trust 91
RAL Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust 87
RAN Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust 89
RAP North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 88
RAS Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust 90
RAX Kingston Hospital NHS Trust 88
RBA Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust 90
RBB Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disorders NHS Foundation Trust 96
RBD West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RBF Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust 91
RBK Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust 93
RBL The Wirral Hospital NHS Trust 93
RBN St. Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RBQ The Cardiothoracic Centre—Liverpool NHS Trust 93
RBS Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital NHS Trust 90
RBT The Mid Cheshire Hospital NHS Trust 92
RBV Christie Hospital NHS Trust 92
RBZ North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust 90
RC1 Bedford Hospital NHS Trust 90
RC3 Baling Hospital NHS Trust 87
RC9 Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust 89
RCB York Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RCC Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Health Care NHS Trust 92
RCD Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust 90
RCF Airedale NHS Trust 92
RCU Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust 89
RCX The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Trust 90
RD1 Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust 89
RD3 Poole Hospital NHS Trust 90
RD7 Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RD8 Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust 90
RDD Basildon and Thurrock General Hospital NHS Trust 92
RDE Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust 90
RDU Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 91
RDZ Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 92
RE9 South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust 94
REF Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust 89
REM Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust 89
REN Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Trust 91
REP Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust 92
RET Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust 90
RF4 Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust 89
RFF Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 90
RFR The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust 92
RFS Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 92
RFW West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 86
RG2 Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust 87
RG3 Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust 88
RGC Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust 89
RGM Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 91
RGN Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 95
RGP James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust 91
RGQ Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust 90
RGR West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RGT Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 86
RGZ Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust 87
RH8 Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust 91
RHM Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust 87
RHQ Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 90
RHU Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 89
RHW Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust 88
RJ1 Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust 87
RJ2 The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust 89
RJ5 St. Mary's NHS Trust 82
RJ6 Mayday HealthCare NHS Trust 88
RJ7 St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust 86
RJC South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust 88
RJD Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RJE University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust 90
RJF Burton Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RJH Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust 92
RJL Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust 92
RJN East Cheshire NHS Trust 92
RJR Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 90
RJZ King's College Hospital NHS Trust 83
RK5 Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust 93
RK9 Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust 87
RKB University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 88
RKE The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust 87
RL1 Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust 92
RL4 The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RLN City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust 91
RLQ Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RLT The George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust 91
RLU Birmingham Women's Healthcare NHS Trust 93
RM1 Norfolk and Norwich Health Care NHS Trust 89
RM2 South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust 88
RM3 Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust 89
RM4 Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust 92
RMC Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RMP Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust 90
RN1 Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust 91
RN3 Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust 88
RN5 North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust 89
RN7 Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust 89
RNA Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RNH Newham University Hospital NHS Trust 87
RNJ Baits and the London NHS Trust 84
RNL North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RNQ Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust 90
RNS Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust 90
RNZ Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust 91
RP4 Great Ormond Street Hospital For Sick Children NHS Trust 85
RP5 Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust 92
RP6 Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 84
RPA Medway NHS Trust 91
RPC Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 87
RPL Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RPR Royal West Sussex NHS Trust 89
RPY Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 87
RQ3 Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust 88
RQ6 Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust 89
RQ8 Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust 90
RQM Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust 84
RQN Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust 85
RQQ Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust 91
RQW The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust 89
RQX Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 88
RR1 Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust 90
RR7 Gateshead Health NHS Trust 92
RR8 Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 89
RRF Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust 92
RRJ Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust 92
RRK University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 90
RRV University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 83
RT3 Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust 88
RTD The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust 88
RTE Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 90
RTF Northumbria Health Care NHS Trust 91
RTG Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 91
RTH Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust 87
RTK Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust 88
RTP Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust 90
RTR South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust 89
RTX Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust 92
RV8 North West London Hospitals NHS Trust 86
RVJ North Bristol NHS Trust 91
RVL Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust 87
RVR Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust 88
RW East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust 89
RVW North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust 91
RVY Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust 91
RW3 Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust 88
RW6 Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RWA Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RWD The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RWE University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 88
RWF Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust 89
RWG West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust 88
RWH East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust 89
RWJ Stockport NHS Trust 92
RWP Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RWW North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RWY Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust 91
RX1 Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RXC East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RXF Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RXH Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust 87
RXK Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RXL Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust 92
RXN Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 90
RXP County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 91
RXQ Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust 88
RXR East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust 90
RXW Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust 90

1. Percentages are based on headcount figures.

2. Non-medical staff includes qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff, qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff, qualified ambulance staff, support to qualified staff and NHS infrastructure support staff. Non-medical staff excludes all doctors and dentists, general practitioners (GPs) and GP practice staff.


The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census.

The Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce Census.

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