Mental Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Department of Health written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent occupational therapists working in mental health the NHS has employed in each year since 2006-07.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent physiotherapists working in mental health the NHS has employed in each year since 2006-07.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent social workers working in mental health the NHS has employed in each year since 2006-07.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS Digital publishes workforce statistics and the following table shows the number of social services staff, occupational therapy staff and physiotherapy staff employed in the National Health Service trusts and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) each year since 2009. Data for May 2017 is provided as this is the latest available.

Due to changes in data collection and processing methodology it is not possible to provide data prior to September 2009 in a form which is directly comparable with the rest of the time series. Therefore data has been provided for September 2009 onwards only.

NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): Specified qualified staff working in mental health in NHS trusts and CCGs in England as at 30 September each year and latest data as at 31 May 2017 full time equivalent (fte).

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

May 2017

Occupational Therapy staff (fte)

4,259

4,260

4,699

5,380

5,599

5,635

5,707

5,858

5,888

Physiotherapy staff (fte)

387

420

1,113

2,204

2,314

2,361

2,311

2,427

2,440

Social Services staff (fte)

832

925

1,012

1,079

1,099

1,203

1,279

1,442

1,603

Source: NHS Digital, Provisional NHS HCHS monthly workforce statistics

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