NHS: Pay

Health written question – answered on 19th June 2012.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost was of salaries in the NHS for (a) medical staff and (b) non-medical staff in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information on aggregate national health service salaries broken down by staff group is not held centrally.

It is estimated that in 2010-11 aggregate earnings for hospital and community health services were around £7.9 billion for medical staff and around £28.3 billion for non-medical staff, of which the basic earnings element is estimated at around £5.9 billion for medical staff and around £25.1 billion for non-medical staff.

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