NHS Digital | March 2018 | NHS Workforce Statistics, December 2017
Provisional workforce statistics have been published in a report by NHS Digital. The data have been extracted and validated from the NHS’s HR and Payroll system. This report shows provisional monthly numbers of NHS Hospital and Community Health Service (HCHS) staff groups working in Trusts and CCGs in England. They include hospital doctors and non- medical staff and are available as headcount and full-time equivalents.
In December 2017
- The headcount was 1,198,238 in December 2017. This is 4,568 (0.4 per cent) less than the previous month (1,202,806) and 20,869 (1.8 per cent) more than in December 2016 (1,177,369).
- The full time equivalent (FTE) total was 1,057,900 in December 2017. This is 4,001 (0.4 per cent) less than the previous month (1,061,902) and 18,835 (1.8 per cent) more than in December 2016 (1,039,065).
- Professionally qualified staff make up over half (54.2 per cent) of the HCHS workforce (based on FTE).
NHS Sickness absence rates for November 2017 are accessible here