NHS staffing levels
The NHS Hospital and Community Health Service (HCHS) dataset gives the headcount and full-time equivalents of different staff groups, including nurses, scientists and support staff. The OECD Health Database offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health across OECD countries.
The way in which NHS Workforce Statistics are collected changed in December 2015.
The data within relate to monthly HCHS workforce statistics for staff in NHS Trust and CCGs in England on ESR (and the two non-ESR NHS Foundation Trusts for Staff in Post figures). ESR is a payroll and human resources system which, since April 2008, contains staff records for all NHS employed staff in England. The following NHS staff groups are not included on the ESR system:
- GPs, GP Practice staff and other Primary Care providers e.g. Dentists
- Two Foundation Trusts (Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
- Those staff groups affected by Transforming Community Services (TCS) where the service is now provided by a non-NHS organisation.