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|England||All NHS staff||All NHS doctors||HCHS medical and dental staff||General medical practictioners( 1)||GP practice staff( 2,3)||HCHS medical staff( 4)|
|n/a = data not available|
(1) Excluding retainers. GP retainers were first collected in 1999 and are omitted for comparability purposes.
(2) Practice staff figures for 1991 to 1994 may not be fully comparable with other data due to under-reporting of fundholding practice staff by FHSAs.
(3) Includes estimated data for Buckinghamshire.
(4) A new system of occupation coding for NHS non-medical staff was introduced in 1995. Figures for 1994 and earlier are not directly comparable with later years.
1. Full time equivalent figures are rounded to the nearest whole number.
2. The first medical and dental figures included are for 1987 as figures before then are not seen as being comparable. GP FTE figures were not calculated before 1990, and the first FTE figure we can locate for GPs are for 1991.
3. All data as at 30 September except GP data as at 1 October 1975-99 and 30 September 2000-05. In both cases (headcount and FTE) the non-medical data which makes up the greatest proportion of the NHS workforce only goes back to 1982. Data for years before this are not seen as sufficiently comparable to include in this time series. Total non-medical figures are also not available for 1991 and 1992 as for these years half the census was paper-based and half electronic, so as we no longer hold the paper returns, our systems only have an incomplete record for these years.
The Information Centre for health and social care general and personal medical services statistics
The Information Centre for health and social care medical and dental workforce census
The Information Centre for health and social care non-medical workforce census
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis was for her statement on Sky News on 7 January 2007 that the NHS work force would see a reduction of 18,000 jobs in the 2006-07 financial year. 
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has responsibility for health and safety.
This includes responsibility for legislation that requires employers to prevent or reduce risks to health from exposure to noise at work.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The number of doctors employed in the national health service who qualified outside the United Kingdom is shown in the table. Information relating to the country of qualification or origin is not collected centrally for nurses.
|All doctors: hospital and community health services (HCHS) medical staff( 1,2) and general medical practitioners( 3) by country of primary medical qualification, as at 30 September 2005, England|
|All countries of qualification||Qualified in UK||Qualified outside UK|
|of which:||Qualified in remainder of European Economic Area||Qualified elsewhere|
|(1) Excludes all staff with a dental specialty. Information about country of qualification is derived from the General Medical Council. For staff in dental specialties, with a General Dental Council registration, the country of qualification is unknown.|
(2) Excludes medical hospital practitioners and medical clinical assistants, most of whom are also GPs working part time in hospitals.
(3) All general medical practitioners includes contracted GPs, GMS others, PMS others, GP registrars and GP retainers
The Information Centre for health and social care General and Personal Medical Services Statistics
The Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce Census
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