Department of Health (DoH) figures show:
- The number of professional qualified clinical staff increased by 4,141 (0.7%) between May 2010 and January 2012, taking the total to 630,378.
- Over the same period, the number of non-clinical staff decreased by 18,130 (7.6%)
- The total number of qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff has decreased by 3,677 (1.0%), taking the total down to 350,235
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