Doctors: Sussex

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th January 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many additional doctors have been recruited to (a) Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust since December 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 but not staff working in primary care, local authorities or other providers.

Year-on-year figures are usually provided due to changes in the number of doctors throughout the year being linked to the recruitment and training cycles. The following table shows the change in the number of doctors employed in Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust from both September 2019 and December 2019 to September 2020, full-time equivalent.

HCHS doctors

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Change since December 2019

45 (6.1%)

4 (6.2%)

Change since September 2019

60 (8.4%)

4 (6.7%)

Source: NHS Digital NHS HCHS workforce statistics

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