GP numbers: up or down?
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clashed over the trend in GP numbers at PMQs, but they were talking about different things.
Have 200,000 nurses quit the NHS?
This is the total number of nurses and health visitors who have left the NHS in England in the last eight years, for any reason.
EU staff in the NHS: what has happened since the referendum?
EU nationals make up a similar percentage of the NHS workforce in England now as they did in 2016.
NHS pay deal: why are some staff not getting their promised rises?
Some NHS staff were told they would all get a 3% pay rise from April this year, but many won’t get the full rise until later this financial year.
Are there 100,000 vacancies in the NHS?
There are a limited number of working visas available to non-EEA citizens. This means some international doctors have reportedly been denied them.
Health visitor numbers in England down by a fifth since 2015
The number of NHS England health visitors has fallen by 19% from December 2015 to December 2017.
NHS pay: what’s the deal?
A proposed new pay deal would see pay rise by between 4.5% and 29% over the next three years. That’s higher than expected rises under the current pay structure.
Could 18 million GP appointments be seen by pharmacists?
GPs think some appointments could be dealt with by pharmacists. We don’t have enough evidence to confidently say how many could be.
Are junior doctors paid enough to get a UK visa?
In December 2017, a non-EEA junior doctor needed to be earning £55,000 in order to get a visa for the UK.
The number of nurses and midwives in the UK
How many nurses are registered to work in the UK? Where do they work? We took a look.
Where have all the (EU) nurses gone?
In the year to September 2017 the number of nurses from the EU leaving the NHS in England outweighed those joining it for the first time in at least five years.
NHS: More beds, more doctors, and more flu vaccines?
The number of hospital beds is falling but the number of doctors is going up.
Mental health staff in the NHS
The number of mental health doctors and nurses in the NHS has been falling.
Are 40% of nurses leaving full-time work in their first year?
15% of new full-time nurses left full-time work in the year May 2016 to May 2017.
Are nurses taking a second job to survive?
Nearly a quarter of respondents to a Royal College of Nursing survey said they had taken an additional job. We don’t know how representative this is of all nurses.
What is a junior doctor?
Junior doctors make up almost half of all doctors in hospitals in England, and can have up to ten years of practical medical experience.
NHS staff from the EU: one year on from the referendum
9,800 staff reporting they were from the EU left NHS England between June 2016 and June 2017.
Are we short of 40,000 nurses?
There were 40,000 vacant nursing positions in England in December 2016, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
Are there more doctors in the NHS than in 2010?
There are 11,700 more doctors working in NHS hospitals and community health services in England in May 2017 compared to May 2010.
Are mental health nurse numbers down?
There are 5,000 fewer mental health nurses since 2010, using a broader definition of mental health nurses used by NHS Digital, there are 7,000 fewer.
What’s happening to nursing numbers?
We don’t have figures specifically for the numbers of nurses working on our wards. Between May 2010 and March 2017 the number of nurses overall has increased but looking at the different types of nurses the picture is more varied.
Midwives leaving the profession
According to the Royal College of Midwives 80% of the midwives who were intending to leave midwifery in the next two years said that increased pay would encourage them to stay in midwifery.
How many NHS employees are there?
There are roughly 1.5 million people employed by the NHS but this is a headcount. There are other ways of counting such as Full-Time Equivalents.