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Midwives: Training

Health written question – answered on 13th October 2011.

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Photo of Stephen Lloyd Stephen Lloyd Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many places for student midwives there were in each region in academic year 2010-11.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The following table shows training places commissioned for student midwives by strategic health authority for the academic year 2010 to 2011.

Degree 18 month conversion diploma Total
NHS North East 65 25 90
NHS North West 221 12 233
NHS Yorkshire and the Humber 224 31 255
NHS East Midlands 146 24 170
NHS West Midlands 241 54 295
NHS East England 253 31 284
NHS London 388 187 575
NHS South East Coast 165 54 219
NHS South Central 174 24 198
NHS South West 157 12 169
England total 2,034 454 2,488
Source: Quarterly Monitoring Returns

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