There are 6,625 more frontline staff working in the NHS than a year ago, according to figures published by the NHS Information Centre. The figures include 2,033 more doctors, 1,262 more nurses, 624 midwives and 252 fewer managers.

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http://www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/workforce/nhs-staff-numbers/nhs-staff-1997--2007-overview