Nurses and Doctors Numbers Continue to Rise

  • In the year to April 2020, the number of nurses in the NHS in England increased by 13,502
  • The number of doctors increased by 7,890
  • All professionally qualified clinical staff, doctors, nurses, paramedics and support to clinical staff are at record levels

Responding to today’s NHS workforce statistics, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:

It’s fantastic that there are now over 13,500 more nurses and over 7,800 more doctors working in our NHS compared to last year.

This pandemic has shown how proud the entire country is of all our brave health and care workers, and what an essential role they play in society.

We made the commitment of 50,000 more nurses by end of this Parliament, and I’m determined we will meet it.