NHS staff

Fact checks including NHS staff levels and NHS pay

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
1 June 2017

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.

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How many NHS employees are there?
30 May 2017

SNP Manifesto: Nurses' pay

Nurses in Scotland get paid more than nurses in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. This is across all pay bands.

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SNP Manifesto: Nurses' pay
12 May 2017

How many nurses are using foodbanks?

Media reports show that at least some individual nurses and trainees have visited food banks. We've not found any evidence on how widespread this is.

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How many nurses are using foodbanks?
26 April 2017

Are NHS workers getting a 4% pay rise?

If they move up pay bands, possibly.

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Are NHS workers getting a 4% pay rise?
27 February 2017

Are there more nurses on our wards?

We don’t have figures specifically for the total number of nurses on hospital wards.

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Are there more nurses on our wards?
22 February 2017

Nursing training places

We don’t know yet how changes to NHS bursaries will affect the number of places universities offer.

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Nursing training places
22 February 2017

A shortage of midwives?

There are more midwives in England than there were in 2010, but the trade union representing them estimates that there’s a shortage, as has the National Audit Office.

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A shortage of midwives?
8 February 2017

Staffing in A&E

There are roughly 600 more A&E consultants, 1,500 more A&E doctors, and 2,000 more paramedics since 2010.

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Staffing in A&E

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