Health Services: Staff

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 11 July 2023.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were employed as health care workers in the NHS in (a) January and (b) June 2023.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Every month, NHS England publish data on staff working in the National Health Service Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) setting and staff working in the general practice (GP) setting in England.

The table below shows the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff in HCHS and GP settings in January 2023 and April 2023. June 2023 data is not yet available.

Setting Type January 2023 April 2023

HCHS 1,269,228 1,280,377

GP 143,012 143,948

Source: NHS Workforce Statistics

Monthly data timeseries for HCHS settings can be found at the following link: https://files.digital.nhs.uk/C1/85E8AA/NHS%20Workforce%20Statistics%2C%20April%202023%20England%20Provisional%20statistics.xlsx

Monthly data timeseries for GP settings can be found at the following link: https://files.digital.nhs.uk/FE/661126/GPW%20Bulletin%20Tables%20-%20May%202023.xlsx

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