Number of nurses increases 25% in 10 years

The number of qualified nurses in England increased by more than 25 per cent between 1996 and 2006, but the number of qualified doctors grew by 46 per cent in the same period, official data show.

Figures from the ‘State of Healthcare’ report published this week by the Healthcare Commission show that nurse numbers, including practice nurses, grew from 257,891 to 322,062.

The number of doctors grew from 81,783 to 119,096.

nick.bostock@haymarket.com

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