NHS England

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (HL Deb, col 216), how many managerial and clerical appointments have been made to NHS England.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

As stated in NHS England’s annual report for 2013-2014, National Health Service Commissioning Board: Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, which was published on 22 July 2014, NHS England employed 6,231 staff as at 31 March 2014. These posts can all be considered as managerial or clerical.

In addition, 9,060 commissioning support unit staff were employed under a hosting arrangement with the NHS Business Services Authority.

It is not possible to give a more recent verified figure for number of appointments.

The annual report is available on NHS England’s website at: www.england.nhs.uk/publications/

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