To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses have been recruited to the NHS since August 2019.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
22 March 2021
NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services workforce statistics. These include staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), but not staff working in primary care, local authorities or other providers.
The number of nurses and health visitors joining hospitals and CCGs between August 2019 and November 2020 was 50,904. This is based on headcount.