NHS: Ancillary Staff

Health written question – answered on 2nd April 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 pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1897-903W, on NHS: ancillary staff, what proportion of staff at each acute hospital trust was designated as (a) medical, (b) nursing, (c) midwifery and health visiting, (d) scientific, (e) therapeutic, (f) technical, (g) ambulance, (h) NHS infrastructure support and (i) administrative staff in the latest period for which figures are available.

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

The information requested is shown in the following table.

NHS hospital and community health services: NHS staff in acute trusts in England by main staff group as at 30 September 2007
headcount percentage
All NHS staff Medical and dental staff Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff Qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff Qualified ambulance service staff Support to clinical staff( 1) NHS infrastructure re: support( 2)
Total specified organisations 100 10.8 33.6 11.9 0.0 28.1 15.6
Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust REM 100 10.2 29.6 16.2 0.0 32.3 11.7
Airedale NHS Trust RCF 100 8.0 25.4 12.7 0.0 30.0 23.9
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust RTK 100 13.2 32.0 11.5 0.0 28.4 14.9
Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust RF4 100 12.3 38.9 12.0 0.0 29.2 7.7
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust RVL 100 12.4 38.4 11.1 0.0 30.2 7.8
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust RFF 100 10.8 33.3 13.1 0.0 31 .8 11.1
Barts and the London NHS Trust RNJ 100 15.9 39.0 12.5 0.0 20.4 12.2
Basildon and Thurrock General Hospital NHS Trust ROD 100 8.9 35.2 7.5 0.0 34.1 14.3
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust RC1 100 9.9 33.4 11.6 0.0 30.2 15.0
Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust RQ3 100 11.6 39.2 15.0 0.0 22.3 11.7
Birmingham Women's Healthcare NHS Trust RLU 100 5.8 35.6 14.8 0.0 26.4 17.4
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust RXL 100 9.0 32.4 10.3 0.0 29.7 18.6
Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust RMC 100 10.2 36.1 10.4 0.0 29.6 13.8
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust RAE 100 11.4 33.3 11.7 0.0 26.1 17.6
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust RXH 100 12.6 37.3 13.1 0.0 25.2 11.8
Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust RG3 100 12.3 38.3 10.1 0.0 27.7 11.5
Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust RXQ 100 12.2 35.5 11.7 0.0 28.0 12.7
Burton Hospitals NHS Trust RJF 100 10.0 32.2 12.9 0.0 26.0 18.9
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust RWY 100 9.0 29.9 16.2 0.0 29.9 15.0
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust RGT 100 12.7 38.3 14.5 0.0 23.9 10.6
Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals RW3 100 9.4 35.9 14.1 0.0 26.9 13.6
Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust RQM 100 17.6 43.8 12.7 0.0 19.0 6.8
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust RFS 100 9.3 29.5 11.6 0.0 30.0 19.6
Christie Hospital NHS Trust RBV 100 8.0 23.6 19.8 0.0 27.1 21.4
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust RLN 100 9.9 33.0 12.8 0.0 26.5 17.8
Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Trust REN 100 9.5 21.5 30.6 0.0 14.8 23.6
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust RJR 100 8.6 27.6 14.2 0.0 32.3 17.4
County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust RXP 100 9.4 33.9 8.5 0.0 29.4 18.7
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust RN7 100 10.9 37.2 12.1 0.1 28.3 11.2
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust RTG 100 8.9 28.7 12.7 0.0 31.7 17.9
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust RP5 100 7.7 27.7 11.3 0.0 20.1 33.1
Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust RNA 100 10.2 36.1 13.8 0.0 34.8 5.1
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust RC3 100 11.8 51.4 5.9 0.0 21.5 9.4
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust RWH 100 11.5 36.2 10.7 0.0 22.9 18.7
East Cheshire NHS Trust RJN 100 8.3 30.8 13.0 0.0 34.7 13.2
East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust RW 100 11.6 33.5 13.7 0.0 30.5 10.8
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust RXR 100 8.2 35.1 10.8 0.0 27.2 18.7
East Somerset NHS Trust RA4 100 10.4 32.6 10.5 0.0 31.6 14.9
East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust RXC 100 8.6 30.7 9.0 0.0 33.4 18.4
Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust RVR 100 11.5 44.5 8.2 0.0 26.0 9.8
Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust RDE 100 10.8 36.2 14.9 0.0 32.1 5.9
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust RDU 100 9.9 32.8 10.0 0.0 32.1 15.1
Gateshead Health NHS Trust RR7 100 8.4 30.5 10.4 0.0 27.1 23.7
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust RTE 100 9.2 31.8 13.1 0.0 27.9 17.9
Great Ormond Street Hospital For Sick Children NHS Trust RP4 100 14.1 36.8 15.9 0.0 19.1 14.1
Guys and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust RJ1 100 13.5 34.3 15.3 0.0 19.7 17.2
Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust RQN 100 15.4 39.6 13.8 0.0 21.8 9.4
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust RCD 100 11.0 30.3 14.1 0.0 29.4 15.0
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust RR1 100 9.5 36.1 10.5 0.0 31.9 12.0
Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust RD7 100 9.2 39.0 8.4 0.0 23.7 19.8
Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust RLQ 100 10.2 35.6 12.0 0.0 35.2 7.0
Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust RAS 100 10.1 37.9 8.7 0.0 31.4 11.9
Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust RQQ 100 9.7 34.9 9.0 0.0 29.9 16.4
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust RQX 100 12.3 35.9 9.2 0.0 31.7 10.9
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust RWA 100 10.3 33.8 10.6 0.0 28.3 17.0
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust RGQ 100 9.1 34.3 14.8 0.0 33.7 8.2
James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust RGP 100 8.3 27.4 10.5 0.0 30.6 23.0
Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust RNQ 100 9.1 32.5 7.3 0.0 32.7 18.3
King's College Hospital NHS Trust RJZ 100 17.0 37.9 14.3 0.0 22.9 7.7
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust RAX 100 12.5 35.4 12.9 0.0 30.4 8.8
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust RXN 100 10.1 33.0 11.4 0.0 29.2 16.2
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust RR8 100 11.1 30.2 13.8 0.0 25.9 19.0
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust REP 100 6.9 52.4 8.1 0.0 20.3 12.3
Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust RC9 100 11.7 34.1 10.6 0.0 29.6 14.0
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust RWF 100 10.9 31.4 9.1 0.0 28.4 20.2
Mayday HealthCare NHS Trust RJ6 100 12.1 39.0 9.8 0.0 17.6 21.3
Medway NHS Trust RPA 100 10.2 31.6 7.6 0.0 32.7 17.9
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust RQ8 100 11.6 35.9 11.5 0.0 23.1 18.0
Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust RJD 100 9.5 26.6 12.5 0.0 30.7 20.6
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust RXF 100 9.6 30.8 12.0 0.0 32.7 14.8
Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust RD8 100 11.1 30.5 10.3 0.0 35.5 12.5
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust RP6 100 17.7 23.1 16.1 0.0 27.3 15.7
Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust RTX 100 7.4 32.3 10.2 0.0 28.6 21.1
Newham University Hospital NHS Trust RNH 100 13.3 40.1 6.1 0.0 29.6 10.8
Norfolk and Norwich Health Care NHS Trust RM1 100 12.2 33.8 12.8 0.0 33.3 8.0
North Bristol NHS Trust RVJ 100 8.4 35.5 13.4 0.0 25.5 17.1
North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust RWW 100 7.8 29.7 13.2 0.0 33.5 15.8
North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust RNL 100 9.4 35.4 10.1 0.0 31.8 13.2
North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust RBZ 100 8.2 31.7 11.7 0.0 32.4 16.1
North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust RN5 100 10.5 34.3 9.8 0.0 20.1 24.9
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust RAP 100 12.8 38.6 10.8 0.0 24.3 13.6
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust RVW 100 9.8 31.7 11.2 0.0 27.1 20.3
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust RV8 100 13.3 38.5 14.7 0.0 25.2 8.3
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust RNS 100 10.3 34.6 11.5 0.0 31.1 12.5
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust RJL 100 8.2 28.3 11.9 0.0 27.0 24.6
Northumbria Health Care NHS Trust RTF 100 8.1 31.7 11.2 0.0 30.9 18.1
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust RX1 100 11.4 32.2 13.2 0.0 26.2 17.0
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust RBF 100 7.8 28.7 23.9 0.0 28.2 11.5
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust RTH 100 16.2 35.7 12.9 0.0 24.8 10.4
Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust RGM 100 8.7 35.5 13.7 0.0 27.8 14.3
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust RW6 100 10.2 34.5 7.9 0.0 34.2 13.1
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust RGN 100 10.3 35.3 11.8 0.0 30.7 12.0
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust RK9 100 12.5 30.8 13.9 0.0 28.8 13.9
Poole Hospital NHS Trust RD3 100 9.5 29.3 14.2 0.0 37.1 9.9
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust RHU 100 9.7 34.6 9.6 0.0 29.6 16.6
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust RG2 100 13.0 41.4 9.6 0.0 28.3 7.7
Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust RGZ 100 12.7 34.2 10.0 0.0 33.0 10.1
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust RPC 100 12.3 29.5 12.2 0.0 29.7 16.2
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS RL1 100 8.3 24.8 16.7 0.0 32.5 17.7
Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust RHW 100 10.8 32.3 11.3 0.0 26.8 18.7
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust RDZ RDZ 100 8.0 31.9 11.4 0.0 33.5 15.2
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust RT3 100 11.6 39.5 14.9 0.0 16.6 17.4
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust REF 100 11.7 29.7 12.2 0.0 27.8 18.7
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust RH8 100 10.5 29.6 12.0 0.0 23.7 24.2
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust RAL 100 13.5 35.8 14.9 0.0 18.9 16.9
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust RQ6 100 11.2 30.7 13.8 0.0 27.8 16.5
Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital NHS Trust RBS 100 8.6 36.3 16.1 0.0 19.5 19.4
Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust RPY 100 12.1 34.2 16.9 0.0 19.2 17.6
Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disorders NHS foundation RBB 100 5.0 26.1 18.9 0.0 34.4 15.6
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust RAN 100 10.2 38.3 15.3 0.0 13.9 22.2
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust RRJ 100 9.0 34.4 7.6 0.0 31.4 17.7
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust RA2 100 14.0 32.1 16.7 0.0 20.8 16.3
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust RD1 100 10.6 32.3 11.6 0.0 26.9 18.5
Royal West Sussex NHS Trust RPR 100 10.2 36.3 10.0 0.0 22.4 21 .0
Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust RM3 100 11.2 33.7 7.9 0.0 33.0 14.2
Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust RNZ 100 8.9 29.4 14.2 0.0 21.5 25.9
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust RXK 100 11.8 31.7 10.1 0.0 30.3 15.9
Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Health Care NHS Trust RCC 100 9.1 28.5 7.9 0.0 25.2 29.2
Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust RCU 100 12.3 28.5 16.2 0.0 19.5 23.5
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust RHQ 100 9.8 31.1 12.9 0.0 29.0 17.3
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust RK5 100 8.1 28.0 9.0 0.0 31.5 23.4
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust RXW 100 9.8 31.8 13.6 0.0 32.1 12.6
South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust RA9 100 9.6 25.3 13.1 0.0 32.5 19.4
South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust RM2 100 11.7 36.4 12.5 0.0 31.4 7.9
South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust RTR 100 11.3 33.7 11.3 0.0 31.7 12.0
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust RE9 100 7.9 26.6 10.6 0.0 27.5 27.4
South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust RJC 100 11.9 34.9 12.4 0.0 31.6 9.3
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust RHM 100 13.0 35.8 12.8 0.0 25.5 12.9
Southend Hospital NHS Trust RAJ 100 9.2 26.3 15.5 0.0 37.6 11.4
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust RVY 100 8.6 28.2 14.1 0.0 29.3 19.8
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust RJ7 100 13.7 36.4 19.2 0.0 20.7 10.0
St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust RBN 100 8.7 30.5 7.4 0.0 31.5 21.9
St Mary's NHS Trust RJ5 100 18.5 35.9 13.8 0.0 20.5 11.2
Stockport NHS Trust RWJ 100 8.3 32.6 10.0 0.0 29.8 19.2
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust RTP 100 11.8 33.7 8.2 0.0 32.3 13.9
Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust RNS 100 11.6 39.8 9.5 0.0 29.4 9.7
Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust RMP 100 10.3 35.7 9.7 0.0 31.4 13.0
Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust RBA 100 10.6 31.1 12.0 0.0 30.1 16.2
The Cardiothoracic Centre —Liverpool NHS Trust RBQ 100 7.8 42.2 12.4 0.0 17.7 19.9
The George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust RLT 100 7.8 28.2 10.8 0.0 37.2 16.0
The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust RJ2 100 12.2 41.0 9.3 0.0 21.5 16.0
The Mid Cheshire Hospital NHS Trust RBT 100 7.3 29.8 11.6 0.0 31.1 20.1
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust RTD 100 12.2 33.4 13.7 0.0 27.7 13.1
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust RQW 100 11.3 33.4 7.2 0.0 27.5 20.7
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Trust RCX 100 10.8 32.0 9.8 0.0 30.5 16.9
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust RFR 100 8.4 30.5 10.7 0.0 40.1 10.2
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust RL4 100 10.4 32.1 11.0 0.0 30.6 15.8
The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust RWD 100 9.7 32.3 9.4 0.0 31.3 17.2
The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust RKE 100 8.7 40.3 10.8 0.0 19.8 20.4
The Wirral Hospital NHS Trust RBL 100 7.0 30.4 10.2 0.0 34.8 17.5
Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust RM4 100 7.4 29.8 7.4 0.0 32.5 22.9
United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust RA7 100 12.2 31.6 13.8 0.0 27.3 15.1
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust RRV 100 14.6 39.9 15.7 0.0 15.7 14.2
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust RRK 100 11.3 33.0 13.5 0.0 20.8 21.5
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust RJE 100 9.6 31.9 10.4 0.0 26.7 21.4
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust RKB 100 11.5 36.5 11.4 0.0 29.9 10.7
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust RWE 100 11.8 32.6 12.0 0.0 30.5 13.0
Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust RBK 100 7.9 29.6 8.9 0.0 31.5 22.1
Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust RET 100 11.8 34.3 8.5 0.0 32.6 12.8
West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust RBD 100 9.0 31.7 10.9 0.0 34.5 13.9
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust RWG 100 12.1 34.9 10.8 0.0 29.1 13.2
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust RFW 100 15.0 46.3 6.4 0.0 20.8 11.4
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust RGR 100 9.5 33.3 10.9 0.0 30.2 16.1
Weston Area Health NHS Trust RA3 100 9.9 29.5 9.6 0.1 28.0 22.9
Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust RGC 100 12.7 40.7 10.4 0.0 26.3 9.9
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust RN1 100 8.6 32.2 11.2 0.0 24.8 23.2
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust RWP 100 9.6 36.5 10.3 0.0 30.1 13.6
Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust RPL 100 9.6 31.7 10.9 0.0 32.1 15.7
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust RRF 100 8.7 28.5 7.0 0.0 30.6 25.2
York Hospitals NHS Trust RGB 100 9.3 31.8 12.1 0.0 30.4 16.4
(1) Includes clerical and administrative staff working specifically in clinical areas, for example medical secretaries and medical records officers.

(2) NHS Infrastructure Support includes administrative managers and senior mangers, maintenance staff and clerical and administrative staff working in central functions.

Central functions includes areas such as personnel, finance, IT, legal services, library services, health education and general management support services.

Note:

Percentages for some organisations will not total 100 due to the exclusion of small numbers of staff who are classed as "Other and unknown".

Sources:

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

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

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