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)
So, student nurse recruitment up 8%.
The number of applicants through UCAS for nursing in England to 30 June 2018 was down by 23%.
The current level of nursing/midwifery staffing is:
Scotland has 10% of the population of England but 13.2% of the nurses and midwives.