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Doctors and Nurses: Derbyshire

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Robert Largan Robert Largan Conservative, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed by the NHS in Derbyshire in (a) November 2010 and (b) November 2019.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately 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 (CCGs), but not staff working in primary care or in general practitioner surgeries, local authorities or other providers.

The following table shows the full time equivalent (FTE) number of doctors employed in National Health Service trusts in the local authority of Derbyshire as at November 2010 and 2019.

Doctors (FTE)

November 2010

November 2019

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

310

402

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

25

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

93

121

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

3

Derby City Primary Care Trust (PCT)

25

Derbyshire County PCT

36

The following table shows the FTE number of nurses and health visitors employed in NHS trusts in the local authority of Derbyshire as at November 2010 and 2019.

Nurses and health visitors (FTE)

November 2010

November 2019

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

671

848

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

1,066

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

652

854

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

18

29

Derby City PCT

282

Derbyshire County PCT

993

Staff transferred from Derbyshire County PCT to Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust in September 2011.

Staff transferred from Derby City PCT to Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in April 2011.

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acquired Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in July 2018 to form University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and as such the latest figures cannot be accurately compared to 2010.

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