Scotland’s nursing and midwifery staffing and student recruitment are Miles better!

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party) has asked:

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-09444 by Shona Robison on 9 June 2017, whether it will provide the information for each year since 2016-17. (S5W-23083)

Jeane Freeman has responded:

The following table highlights data from Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA records, from the Scottish Funding Council, showing Scotland-domiciled people who have entered pre-registration nursing and midwifery training since 2016-17.

Academic Year Entrants (Headcount)

2016-17 2857

2017-18 3087

So, student nurse recruitment up 8%.

The number of applicants through UCAS for nursing in England to 30 June 2018 was down by 23%.…/CDP-2018-0252.pdf

The current level of nursing/midwifery staffing is:


Scotland has 10% of the population of England but 13.2% of the nurses and midwives.


2 thoughts on “Scotland’s nursing and midwifery staffing and student recruitment are Miles better!

  1. Bugger (the Panda) May 24, 2019 / 7:25 am

    If they had any brains, they could be dangerous.


  2. Legerwood May 24, 2019 / 10:25 am

    Why stop at 2017-18? Let’s include 2018-19

    “”Record nursing and midwifery students. The number of student nurses and midwives entering Scottish Government funded degree programmes will increase by 10.8% in 2018/19 – the sixth increase in a row. The increase will mean a recommended intake of 3,724, up from 3,360 in 2017/18.31 Jan 2018″”

    Record nursing and midwifery students – – The Scottish … › news › record-nu…


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