Health Professions: Training

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many students entered training as a (a) nurse, (b) midwife and (c) GP in each of the last five years.

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

The following table shows the number of nursing and midwifery students entering training in England in each of the last five academic years for which data is available.

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Nurses

17,115

17,568

19,147

19,951

20,888

Midwives

2,580

2,540

2,535

2,580

2,602

Source: Health Education England since 2013, Financial Information Management System prior to 2013

Data for nurses and midwives entering training is not yet available for 2017/18.

The following table shows the total number of trainee doctors accepted onto general practice training programmes in England for the last five years.

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

General practitioners

2,767

2,671

2,769

3,019

3,157

Source: General Practice National Recruitment Office

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