THE NHS WORKFORCE TODAY
NHS STAFF TODAY
As of July 2017:
The NHS in England employs 1.2 million staff which is 21,706 more than in July 2016
nurses and health visitors, which is
1,240 less than June 2017 and 933
less than July 2016
doctors which is 1,461 more than
June 2017 and 3,129 more than
As of June 2017, there were 165,896 bank staff in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups, which includes:
nurses and health visitors
classified as support to doctors, nurses and midwives
From 1 April to 30 June 2017:
In 2014-15, 61% of temporary staffing requests by trusts were to cover unfilled substantive vacancies
Winter pressures are a thing of the past – pressure is now all year round.
SHIFTS IN POLICY
Robert Francis presents The Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry to Parliament Read more.
NICE begin safe staffing review Read more.
The Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety published Delivering Care: Nurse Staffing in Northern Ireland to determine nurse staffing Read more.
NICE publishes Safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals Read More.
NHS England publishes NHS Five Year Forward View, calling for better use of technology to improve services Read more.
NICE publishes Safe staffing for midwifery settings Read More.
NHS England, Care Quality Commission, NICE, and NHSI announce that the one nurse to eight or more patients ratio is a guideline and not a requirement Read More.
Department of Health publishes Lord Carter’s review, Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: Unwarranted variations showing how the NHS can make large savings through efficiency Read More.
The Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 becomes law in Wales Read More.