Nurses: Training

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11 February 2022.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been trained as nurses in the last twelve months.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

In the 2020/21 academic year 18,980 nursing students who trained in England joined the United Kingdom’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register for the first time.

To join the nursing register a student completes pre-registration training on a nursing degree course before applying to the NMC after they graduate. The NMC publish data on registrations at the following link:

The 2020/21 academic year runs from the start of September 2020 to the end of August 2021 and is the latest data available.

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