WTE

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WTE

(Worst Term Ever) The most poorly conceived high-tech term. There are always candidates. In the late 1990s, one was "intranet." In the 2010s, "Internet of Things" has been put on the list. See Internet of Things and naming fiascos.
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The NHS currently spends [pounds sterling]1.3m a year on chaplaincy services across Wales and 33.83 whole time equivalent staff are employed in this area.
Acting chief executive David Roberts said: "George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, like all other NHS trusts, has been requested to reduce its whole time equivalent head count by 2.5 per cent, which is approximately 50-60 posts.
"In addition, our nursing and midwifery workforce increased by 105.6 whole time equivalent during the year 2017/18.
BMA Wales recently revealed that almost a quarter of GPs in Wales are aged 55 or over and that, to meet the demands of rising workload in general practice, at least 1.6 whole time equivalent GPs were needed to replace each one reaching retirement in Wales.
The survey revealed: a shortage of 46 whole time equivalent GPs.
NHS Direct said 1,470 whole time equivalent staff are subject to the consultation this year.
"There has been no mention of compulsory redundancies, we want to reduce the whole time equivalent numbers in a variety of ways."
The net loss of posts in this proposed restructure is 39.50 wte (whole time equivalent).
However, NHS Scotland's workforce is at a record high with more than 140,000 whole time equivalent staff.
The Royal College of Emergency Consultants recommends that departments should have 10 Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) consultants but Freedom of Information requests have revealed that many hospitals across Wales do not come close to hitting this baseline.