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Mental Health: Nurses

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th July 2018.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent registered mental health nurses were employed by the NHS in each year since 2009.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Digital publishes workforce statistics. The following table shows the full time equivalent (FTE) figures for mental health nurses working in National Health Service trusts and clinical commissioning groups in September each year since 2009 and latest data available.

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

March 2018

Mental Health Nurses, FTE (Total) of which:

46,155

45,384

43,691

42,446

41,432

40,357

39,247

38,930

38,695

39,358

Nurses – learning disabilities/

difficulties

5,553

5,137

4,667

4,311

4,035

3,776

3,577

3,442

3,305

3,305

Nurses – psychiatry

40,602

40,247

39,024

38,135

37,397

36,581

35,671

35,488

35,390

36,053

Source: NHS Digital Monthly Hospital and Community Health Services workforce statistics

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