Nurses: Schools

Department of Health written question – answered on 19th September 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many practising school nurses there were in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

School nurses can be employed by a range of organisations including health trusts and, more recently, local authorities. Current data collections do not cover the complete range of these organisations. As a result, it is not possible to provide accurate data on the total size of the school nurse workforce. The data in the table below presents statistics on school nurses employed by National Health Service trusts and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England only.

NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): Qualified Nurses working in the area of School Nursing in NHS trusts and CCGs in England as at 30 September each specified year and 31 May 2017 (full-time equivalent).

All registered (qualified) nurses working in the care setting of School Nursing (full-time equivalent)

2007

2,225

2008

2,606

2009

2,915

2010

2,933

2011

2,928

2012

2,730

2013

2,772

2014

2,763

2015

2,715

2016

2,570

May-2017

2,433

Source: NHS Digital, Provisional HCHS monthly workforce statistics.

Note: Due to the change in methodology figures for 2007 and 2008 are not directly comparable to figures from September 2009 onwards.

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