Mental Health Services: Staff

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th May 2020.

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Photo of Rosena Allin-Khan Rosena Allin-Khan Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff were employed by each mental health trust in (a) 2010 and (b) 2019.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

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

The following table shows the number of all staff at the mental health trusts specified as at September 2010, September 2019 and January 2020, the latest available data, full time equivalent.

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September 2010

September 2019

January 2020

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

3,301

3,542

3,616

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

2,037

2,973

3,051

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust

3,727

3,760

3,829

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

1,056

1,138

1,198

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

2,633

4,660

4,689

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

2,146

2,077

2,146

Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

1,560

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Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

1,219

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Provider staff from Enfield Primary Care Trust were transferred to Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust in March 2011.

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust acquired Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust to form Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust in January 2017.

Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust merged to become Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust in January 2012.

Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Worcestershire Primary Care Trust merged to form Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust in July 2011.

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