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NHS Staff: Worcestershire

Health written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker Conservative, Worcester

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many midwives were employed by the NHS in Worcestershire in (a) 2013 and (b) 2010;

(2) how many nurses were employed in Worcestershire and the West Midlands in (a) 2013 and (b) 2010;

(3) how many health visitors there were in Worcestershire in (a) 2013 and (b) 2010.

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

The information requested is provided in the following table:

Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff and GP practice nurses for specified organisations in the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority area, 30 September 2010(1) and March 2013(2)
Full-time equivalent
  2010 March 2013
West Midlands Strategic Health Authority 34,813 n/a
Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff 33,184 33,670
Registered midwives 2,210 2,418
Health visitors 878 971
Other qualified nurses(3) 30,097 30,281
GP practice nurses 1,629 n/a
     
Of which:    
All specified Worcestershire organisations 2,924 n/a
Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff 2,749 2,837
Registered midwives 215 210
Health visitors 102 106
Other qualified nurses(3) 2,432 2,521
GP practice nurses 175 n/a
     
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 1,610 n/a
Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff 1,610 1,678
Registered midwives 215 210
Health visitors 0 1
Other qualified nurses(3) 1,395 1,466
GP Practice nurses 0 0
     
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust n/a n/a
Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff n/a 1,139
Registered midwives n/a 0
Health visitors n/a 105
Other qualified nurses(3) n/a 1,034
GP practice nurses 0 0
     
Worcestershire Primary Care Trust 940 n/a
Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff 765 20
Registered midwives 0 0
Health visitors 102 0
Other qualified nurses(3) 663 20
GP practice nurses 175 n/a
     
Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 373 n/a
Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff 373 n/a
Registered midwives 0 n/a
Health visitors 0 n/a
Other qualified nurses(3) 373 n/a
GP practice nurses 0 0
n/a = not applicable (1) 2010-12 data from the annual workforce census as at 30 September (2) March 2013 data from provisional NHS HCHS monthly workforce statistics. This does not include GP practice nurse data which is only collected as part of the annual workforce census. (3) Other contains qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff excluding midwives and health visitors. Note: Full-time equivalent figures are rounded to the nearest whole number. Sources: Health and Social Care Information Centre Non-Medical Workforce Census Health and Social Care Information Centre, Provisional NHS HCHS monthly workforce statistics Health and Social Care Information Centre General and Personal Medical Services Statistics

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