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Record numbers of doctors and more nurses working in the NHS

30/11/2020

The number of nurses in the NHS in England increased by 14,813 compared to last year, and the number of doctors rose by 6,257 to a record 121,726, figures published up until the end of August show.

Quarterly vacancy statistics also published indicate that overall NHS vacancies have decreased since last year by over 18,500 (17.5%), with the number of nursing and midwifery vacancies falling by over 15%.

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