HC Deb 09 June 1995 vol 261 cc335-6W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the total amount spent on NHS staff wages and salaries, per profession, for the last year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. [26739]

Mr. Malone

[holding answer 7 June 1995]: Provisional information on 1993–94 national health service staff salary costs for health care professions is shown in the table. Final figures will be published in the October 1995 edition of "Health and Personal Social Services Statistics".

Provisional expenditure on salaries and wages by profession by health authorities and NHS trusts in England 1993–94
Expenditure £000s
Medical 2,166,152
Dental 74,969
Nurses and midwives 6,134,014
Professions allied to medicine 700,936
Professional and scientific 242,854
Professional and technical 666,225


1. The annual financial returns of district and regional authorities and the special health authorities of the London postgraduate hospitals. The annual financial returns of NHS trusts.


  1. 1. Salaries and wages costs incurred by family health services authorities are excluded as corresponding costs are not identified on the same basis.
  2. 2. Salary costs are the gross pay costs of directly employed staff including employers' national insurance and superannuation contributions.
  3. 3. Project 2000 nurse costs and the costs of employing agency nurses are excluded.

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