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Mental Health Services: Nurses

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 3089, tabled on 18 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mental health nurses there were in (a) 2010 and (b) 2021.

Answered on

7 June 2021

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent professional regulator for nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom and is responsible for nurse and midwifery registration. The NMC’s latest published registration data as at March 2021 show there were 71,385 nurses resident in England registered in the field of practice ‘mental health nurses’, based on headcount. As of March 2010 there were 71,793.