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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 61455, tabled on 18 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in 2012, what estimate his Department has made of the number of nurses that would be needed by the NHS in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015, (d) 2016, (e) 2017 and (f) 2018.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

16 July 2020

In 2012, any estimates of the number of nurses needed would have been made by strategic health authorities who were abolished as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 reforms. Workforce planning moved from being responsibility of strategic health authorities to Health Education England (HEE) and no formal estimates by HEE were made in 2012.

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