Health Professions: Training:Written question - 170904

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Asked on: 05 September 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Health Professions: Training
Commons
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.
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Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 10 September 2018

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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