Record numbers of doctors and nurses in NHS

Latest

Record numbers of doctors and nurses in NHS

In Latest

Record numbers of doctors and nurses are working in the NHS in England for the third consecutive month, official data reveals.

Provisional workforce figures from NHS Digital show that 124,078 doctors and 304,542 nurses were working in the NHS as of March this year – 5,600 more doctors and 10,800 more nurses compared with last year.

The data also shows an increase of 56,953 NHS hospital and “community health service staff” in the 12 months to February 2021 when 1,189,345 staff were recorded.

“It is hugely encouraging to see the number of doctors and nurses has peaked yet again, with over 124,000 doctors and 304,000 nurses working in our NHS,” said health secretary Matt Hancock.

“Our expanding NHS workforce will help to provide safe care to patients and continue the success of the vaccination programme, as we work to tackle backlogs and build back better.”

Record my learning outcomes

Latest

Inspiring stories related to health, fitness and the pursuit of wellbeing

Share:

More like this

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

February deadline for PPE reimbursement claims

PSNC and DHSC agree mechansim for PPE reimbursement claims

1 Min Article

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

Frustration over RPS decision on term limits

National Pharmacy Board members can serve a maximum of three terms of three years under new rules drawn up by the RPS.

1 Min Article

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

Three companies accused of illegally hiking drug price by 1,800%

The CMA alleges Aspen agreed to pay Amilco and Tiofarma to stay out of the UK market for Addison’s Disease medicine.

1 Min Article

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

Keith Ridge: community pharmacists doing “an amazing job”

Chief pharmacist Dr Keith Ridge says help is on its way for pharmacists on the COVID-19 frontline.

1 Min Article

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

NPA chair steps aside amid CMA allegations

Nitin Sodha is stepping aside immediately while the CMA investigates allegations of collusion against Lexon UK, a company of which he is a director

1 Min Article

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

Walgreens COO to leave role and return to UK

Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay is to step down in Mid-May, according to a Bloomberg report.

1 Min Article

Recommended Learning

bookmark_icon_off
Sponsored education

Managing heartburn and indigestion in the pharmacy

Learn how to identify and help customers manage heartburn and indigestion, from recommending the right products to ease symptoms, to self-care advice and identifying red flags for referral

10 Min Module

bookmark_icon_off
Bayer Business Programme

Make it Count: Team Member version

Find out new insights into the consumers of today and explore how, by taking a customer-first approach, you can add value and help build a loyal customer base.

15 Min Module

bookmark_icon_off
Sponsored education

Oral rehydration: a pharmacy guide

Understand the important role oral rehydration products play in helping prevent dehydration after illness

5 Min Module

bookmark_icon_off
Sponsored education

Viatris Pharmacist Support

Enhance therapy area knowledge in your pharmacy and help staff learn new patient engagement techniques with learning resources from Viatris designed to boost your pharmacy business.

bookmark_icon_off
Sponsored education

Treating acid reflux and heartburn in the pharmacy

Understand how omeprazole 20mg works to treat heartburn and acid reflux symptoms

2 Min Module

Sponsored education

The person behind the patient

This interactive video will introduce three patients with erection problems (EPs) and ask you to work out what the causes might be and how you can help.

4 Min Module