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Dataset covers non-medical staff employed by the hospital and community health services (HCHS) of the NHS, collected through the non-medical workforce census conducted by the Information Centre for health and social care (The IC). The detailed results contain further data tables including staff groups by age, gender and ethnicity and selected data by Strategic Health Authority and individual organisation.

Main Topics/Subject Category
NHS staff by occupation, Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting staff and support staff by type, Scientific, Therapeutic & Technical staff by type, Ambulance staff by type, NHS infrastructure support, Non-medical staff by gender (headcount), Non-medical staff by age (headcount) and Non-medical staff by ethnic group (headcount).

Total employed staff (exc. GP retainers), total nursing, midwifery & health visiting staff and support staff, qualified nursing, midwifery & health visiting staff by area of work, total scientific, therapeutic & technical staff, total ambulance staff, total NHS infrastructure support, total non-medical staff, total non-medical staff by age, total non-medical staff by ethnic group

NHS staff, headcount, occupation, ambulance staff, ethnic group, clinical staff, support staff, non medical staff, employment, supply of healthcare
Identifier Variables
Economic/Subject Categories
Employment, Labour
Area of Health System
Primary care, Secondary care
Data Available
Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
NHS information centre
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Unit of Analysis

*Total number of staff 1998 1,071,562
*Total number of staff 1999 1,098,348
*Total number of staff 2000 1,118,958
*Total number of staff 2001 1,167,166
*Total number of staff 2002 1,224,934
*Total number of staff 2003 1,283,901
*Total number of staff 2004 1,331,857
*Total number of staff 2005 1,366,030
*Total number of staff 2006 1,338,779
*Total number of staff 2007 1,331,109
*Total number of staff 2008 1,368,693

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