Paediatrics: Doctors

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent doctors worked in paediatrics in England in each year since 2009; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics. These include staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups, but not staff working in in general practitioner surgeries, local authorities or other providers.

The following table shows the full time equivalent figures for the number of doctors in the paediatric speciality group as at 30 September each year since 2009 and the latest data available.

Doctors in the paediatric group

2009

7,248

2010

7,353

2011

7,451

2012

7,628

2013

7,768

2014

7,963

2015

7,983

2016

8,097

2017

8,370

31 August 2018

8,391

Source: NHS HCHS monthly workforce statistics, NHS Digital

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