To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full time equivalent staff in the NHS in England were employed as (a) diagnostic radiographers, (b) clinical radiologists, (c) ultrasonographers, (d) medical endoscopists, (e) nurse endoscopists, (f) radiotherapy physics staff, (g) nuclear medicine technologists, (h) therapeutic radiographers and (i) clinical oncologists in each of the last five years; and how many of each group were at consultant level.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre publish an annual workforce census, which shows staff working in the National Health Service in England. The latest information from the census was published in March 2014 and shows the position at 30 September 2013, the next annual census will be published in March 2015. The available information is in the attached tables. Data for ultrasonographers, medical endoscopists or nurse endoscopists is not available as these staff cannot be separately identified.
Data on consultants is only applicable for the medical staff – clinical radiologists and oncologists.