NHS staff

Fact checks including NHS staff levels and NHS pay

19 December 2017

Mental health staff in the NHS

The number of mental health doctors and nurses in the NHS has been falling.

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Mental health staff in the NHS
18 December 2017

Are 40% of nurses leaving full-time work in their first year?

15% of new full-time NHS England nurses left full-time work in the year May 2016 to May 2017. Overall, 41% of new nurses weren’t in full-time employment by May 2017.

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Are 40% of nurses leaving full-time work in their first year?
17 November 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.

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Are nurses taking a second job to survive?
10 October 2017

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.

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What is a junior doctor?
22 September 2017

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.

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NHS staff from the EU: one year on from the referendum
6 September 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.

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Are we short of 40,000 nurses?
1 September 2017

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.

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Are there more doctors in the NHS than in 2010?
31 July 2017

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.

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Are mental health nurse numbers down?
3 July 2017

What’s happening to nursing numbers?

We looked at the change in the number of nurses working for the NHS since May 2010.

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What’s happening to nursing numbers?
30 June 2017

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 …

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Midwives leaving the profession

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