40811 - NHS Protect: Staff (Answered)

Charlotte Leslie
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were employed by NHS Protect at each Civil Service pay grade in each year since 2010.

George Freeman

NHS Protect co-ordinates anti-crime work in the National Health Service in England. This not only includes investigations and prosecutions but also managing information and intelligence and, wherever possible, ensuring crime is deterred and prevented.


2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Number of NHS Protect prosecutions

105

41

18

7

16

9

Note:

  1. Not all prosecutions relate to cases where the investigation commenced in the year shown as complex investigations may take more than one year to conclude and, if appropriate, prosecute.

NHS Protect staff are employed on NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions and the following table shows the number of NHS Protect staff by NHS pay scales.

Number of NHS Protect staff by grade

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Band 3

3

2

1

1

1

1

Band 4

22

17

13

15

16

15

Band 5

23

34

28

30

30

30

Band 6

11

0

0

1

1

2

Band 7

106

87

78

78

85

81

Band 8a

30

32

34

34

35

30

Band 8b

13

10

11

10

10

10

Band 8c

6

5

6

6

6

3

Band 8d

1

1

0

0

0

0

Band 9

1

1

1

1

1

1

Associates

1

1

1

2

1

1

Total

217

190

173

178

186

174

Note:

  1. Associates are clinical specialists employed to provide advice and guidance in their area of expertise.