STATS AND FACTS ON THE UK’S NURSING WORKFORCE 2024

Professionally qualified clinical workers make up almost half of all employees in the nursing workforce. Additional important staff categories include employees in central departments managing the NHS’s real estate and facilities, as well as assisting medical personnel. 1.4 million nursing workforce personnel work directly for nursing workforce trusts in hospital and community services, including ambulance, mental health, and hospital services. This group comprises 25,000 professionals who serve as local planners and commissioners of health services, often known as integrated care boards. Around 190,000 individuals, comparable to 154,000 full-time employees, are employed in general practice services.