Nurses: Gloucestershire

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th July 2018.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed by NHS Trusts in Gloucestershire in the last financial year; and how many nurses (a) left and (b) retired in that time period.

Photo of Stephen Barclay Stephen Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics. These include staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups, but not staff working in primary care or in general practitioner surgeries, local authorities or other providers.

As at March 2018, there are 2,433 full time equivalent (FTE) nurses and health visitors employed in National Health Service trusts in Gloucestershire, 22 FTE more than in March 2017.

The following table shows how many nurses and health visitors were employed by NHS Trusts in Gloucestershire and how many left and specified retirement as their reason for leaving within the last financial year, headcount.

31 March 2017 – 31 March 2018



Leavers, of which


Leavers due to retirement reasons


Source: NHS Digital, NHS HCHS workforce statistics.

Gloucestershire NHS Trusts include Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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