5646 - London Ambulance Service: Labour Turnover (Answered)

Sadiq Khan
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the staff turnover rate was in the London Ambulance Service in each of the last five years.

George Freeman

The following table shows numbers of staff joining and leaving London Ambulance Service NHS Trust during each of the last five twelve-month periods for which figures are available. The table also shows the joining and leaving rate during each twelve-month period.

Period

Staff Leaving

Leaving rate

Staff Joining

Joining rate

April 2014-

March 2015

580

12.6%

520

11.3%

April 2013-

March 2014

489

10.6%

521

11.3%

April 2012-

March 2013

447

9.6%

307

6.6%

April 2012-

March 2013

368

7.6%

170

3.5%

April 2011-

March 2012

349

7.0%

306

6.2%

Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre, Provisional NHS Hospital and Community Health Service monthly workforce statistics.

Notes:

  1. Figures show all staff who have joined from outside or left to outside the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
  2. Turnover data is based on headcount.
  3. These statistics relate to the contracted positions within English National Health Service organisations and may include those where the person assigned to the position is temporarily absent, for example on maternity leave.
  4. The leaver/joiner rate is calculated by dividing the number of leavers/joiners by the average of the headcount of staff at the beginning of the period and headcount of staff at the end of the period.