This question reveals a large build up in staff over the last three years. I will ask for more detail of who they are and what they are doing:
The Department of Health and Social Care has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (123838):
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many additional non-medical staff have been recruited to the NHS since the end of 2019. (123838)
Tabled on: 16 January 2023
The following table shows the increase in number of full-time equivalent non-medical staff, by staff group, working in National Health Service trusts and commissioning bodies from the end of 2019 to the latest month that the data is available.
|Staff group||December 2019||October 2022||Change|
|Non-medical professionally qualified clinical staff||479,815||527,280||47,465 (9.9%)|
|Support to clinical staff||341,992||385,084||43,092 (12.6%)|
|NHS infrastructure support staff||180,540||205,321||24,781 (13.7%)|
|Total non-medical staff||1,002,347||1,117,685||115,338 (11.5%)|
The answer was submitted on 23 Jan 2023 at 17:57.