DHB clinical staffing numbers
update April 2012
This report provides background on how medical and nursing full-time equivalents (FTE) are reported to the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) and a summary of the 30 April 2012 results submitted by District Health Boards (DHBs) (Appendices 1 and 2).
For the period between 30 November 2008 and 30 April 2012, the increase in Medical Employed FTE was 1,077.8. Senior Medical Officers (SMO) account for the majority of the increase (43.91 per cent), with Registrars the second largest proportion (32.76 per cent) and House Officers accounting for 20.18 per cent of the total increase.
The majority of the 2,650.9 increase in Nursing Employed FTE (including Health Assistants) over the same period was in Registered Nurses (67.74 per cent), with 22.50 per cent of the increase in Senior Nurses.
We are confident that the Employed FTE methodology provides an accurate, conservative count of the number of staff employed by DHBs.