NHSS is a major employer with almost 123,000 staff (WTE)1 working in the hospital and community sectors. The pay bill for these sectors for 2011/12 was over £4.9 billion, which accounts for 69.4% of the gross running costs of these services.
R700 [24kb] - hospital and community staff expenditure summary2 by sector, by board
Information on staff numbers and pay is primarily collected, for each hospital, on SFR 5.1B and presented at board level in R710:
Information on staff costs at specialty level is shown in Specialty Costs reports. The number of staff (WTEs) working in each specialty is available at a national level in the following report:
R720 [31kb] - hospital staff profile - expenditure and WTEs by specialty
Information on staff who spend all or part of their time working in community services is primarily collected on SFR 8.1 and presented in R730:
Laboratory staff provide services to both hospital and community sectors (and elsewhere). It is not possible to split the staffing information across these sectors so laboratory staff are shown separately. Information is collected on SFR 27.0 and presented in R740.
SFR 27.0 [88kb] - a summary of pay and WTEs for the main staff groups
R740 [25kb] - laboratory staff profile - expenditure and WTEs by main staff groupings, by board.
Family Health Services
The Costs Book does not include staff costs for family health services, but see links below for further information on this sector.
- WTE - whole time equivalent. For Costs Book, boards are asked to provide staffing data, where possible, as WTE worked, measured as hours worked divided by conditioned hours.
- Includes laboratory staff.