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Midwives and Nurses: Degrees

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th February 2018.

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Photo of Lord Willis of Knaresborough Lord Willis of Knaresborough Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) nurses, and (2) midwives, on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register hold a degree-level qualification in (a) nursing, and (b) midwifery.

Photo of Lord Willis of Knaresborough Lord Willis of Knaresborough Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) nurses, and (2) midwives, on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register do not hold degree-level qualifications in either nursing or midwifery.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The information requested is not collected by the Department.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent regulator of nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom and is responsible for nurse and midwifery registration. In order to join its register, the NMC must be satisfied that an applicant is capable of practising safely and effectively. As part of its registration process the NMC assesses an applicant’s qualifications, training and experience against its registration standards.

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