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Midwives: Training

Question for Department of Health

UIN 112152, tabled on 7 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training places for midwifery were (a) commissioned and (b) filled in each of the last five years.

Answered on

15 November 2017

The following table shows the number of commissioned midwifery training places in England by year, for the period 2012-13 to 2016-17 and the actual take up of those places.

Course

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Midwifery (Commissioned)

2,578

2,588

2,899

2,605

2,605

Midwifery (filled)

2,580

2,540

2,535

2,580

2,602

Source: Health Education England since 2013

Financial Information Management System prior to 2013

The reforms for healthcare education funding from August 2017 will mean students will move onto the student loans system; giving universities the flexibility to provide additional places, based on local need and National Health Service clinical capacity. Health Education England will continue to fund the required number of clinical placements to meet the longer-term NHS workforce needs.