Nurses: Training

Department of Health written question – answered on 9th July 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many nursing training places were available in each year since 2000.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

The following table shows the number of pre-registration nursing places (degree and diploma courses) that were available for each year since 2000.

Year

Nurse training places

2000-01

19,460

2001-02

20,668

2002-03

21,949

2003-04

23,553

2004-05

24,956

2005-06

24,520

2006-07

22,964

2007-08

21,569

2008-09

21,732

2009-10

21,337

2010-11

20,327

2011-12

18,069

2012-13

17,546

2013-14

18,056

2014-15

19,206

2015-16

20,033

Source: Data provided to the Department of Health by the commissioners of pre-registration training

In December 2014, Health Education England published their Workforce Plan for England which includes their planned Education & Training Commissions for 2015-16.

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