NHS: Staff

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of staffing levels in the NHS.

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

The National Health Service employs record numbers of dedicated NHS staff that work tirelessly to make sure patients get excellent, safe care. There are over 51,900 more professionally qualified clinical staff, over 16,500 more doctors and almost 10,500 more nurses, midwives and health visitors working in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups than in 2010.

The interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June 2019, puts staff at the heart of NHS policy and delivery and sets out how we will secure a capable and motivated multidisciplinary healthcare workforce, of a sufficient size, to meet population health needs.

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