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Data on medical, dental, nursing and midwifery staff as at 30 September 2017.

Chart showing the number of staff directly employed by the NHS in Wales each year between 1996 and 2017 broken down by staff group. The chart shows that since 1996 the number of full time equivalent staff has increased by 45.6%, and 2.1% in the most recent year.

Between 30 September 2016 and 30 September 2017 (in terms of full-time equivalent numbers)

  • The total number of directly employed NHS staff increased by 1,629 (2.1%) to 77,917.
  • Medical and dental staff increased by 88 (1.4%) to 6,321.
  • Nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff increased by 136 (0.5%) to 29,524.
  • Scientific, therapeutic and technical staff increased by 370 (2.9%) to 12,799.
  • Administration and estates staff increased by 804 (4.6%) to 17,384.
  • Other staff (including healthcare assistants, support staff and ambulance staff) increased by 231 (2.0%) to 11,890.


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