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Nurses: Training

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 34439, tabled on 16 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were trained in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019 and (d) 2020.

Answered on

30 July 2021

The following table shows Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) data on people who trained in England and joined the nursing register for the first time in each financial year between 2017 and 2020. To join the nursing register, students complete pre-registration training on a nursing degree course before applying to the NMC following graduation.

2017/2018

2018/2019

2019/2020

2020/2021

17,807

19,222

20,871

19,949

Source –The NMC Register in England 2021

Note:

Each year runs from 1 April to 31 March.