Nurses: Coventry

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th December 2020.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed in Coventry in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately 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, general practitioner surgeries, local authorities or other providers.

The following table shows the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) HCHS nurses and health visitors, employed by National Health Service hospital trusts in the Coventry local authority area as at September in each of the last 10 years, along with the latest figure of August 2020.

FTE nurses and health visitors in University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

FTE nurses and health visitors in Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

September 2010

1,738

752

September 2011

1,600

760

September 2012

1,670

1,046

September 2013

1,631

1,030

September 2014

1,642

990

September 2015

1,765

957

September 2016

1,864

920

September 2017

1,920

916

September 2018

1,996

767

September 2019

2,113

790

August 2020

2,143

842

Source: NHS Workforce Statistics published by NHS Digital. Some of the year-on-year changes may reflect transfer of responsibilities and staff between organisations.

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