DHB clinical staffing numbers

As at March 2017

This report provides background on how medical and nursing full-time equivalents (FTE) are reported to the Ministry of Health and a summary of the 31 March 2017 results submitted by district health boards (DHBs) (Appendices One and Two).

For the period between 30 November 2008 and 31 March 2017, the increase in Medical Employed FTE was 2260. Senior Medical Officers account for the majority of the increase (54.2%), with junior doctors (Registrars and House Officers) the second largest component of the overall increase (46.0%). The majority of the 5244 increase in Nursing Employed FTE (including Health Assistants) over the same period was in Registered Nurses (67.0%), with 23.2% of the increase in Senior Nurses.

Tables showing the variance in the personnel categories that make up the total Medical and Nursing Employed FTE between 30 November 2008 and 31 March 2017 are included as Appendix One. Appendix Two details each DHB’s variance in Medical Employed FTE and Nursing Employed FTE (both including and excluding Health Assistants) between 30 November 2008 and 31 March 2017.

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