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Community Nurses

Question for Department of Health

UIN 207619, tabled on 1 September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many district nurses were employed in each local authority area in England in each of the last five years for which information is available.

Answered on

8 September 2014

The National Health Service annual workforce census, published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, shows the number of district nurses working for the NHS in England as at 30 September each year.

Data for the NHS workforce cannot be mapped to local authority area, therefore census data has been provided by Health Education England region for 2010-2013. As data for Health Education England regions can only be mapped back to 2010, the data for 2009 is presented by strategic health authority area.

The number of full-time equivalent district nurses working in NHS Hospital and Community Health Services from 2009 to 2013 has been placed in the Library. The latest available statistics are as at 30 September 2013 and were published on 25 March 2014.