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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S5W-22501

Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 3 April 2019

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the number of qualified nurses and midwives per 100,000 people in (a) Scotland, (b) England and (c) Wales.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 April 2019


Answer

NHS ISD collate statistics on the number of qualified nurses and midwives per 100,000 population for NHS Scotland only. Statistics on the number of qualified nurses and midwives for England and Wales are collected by NHS Digital and StatsWales respectively.

According to the latest available published information, the number of qualified midwives in Scotland per 100,000 population is 45 WTE (whole or full-time equivalent), compared to 39 WTE in England and 43 WTE in Wales.

According to the latest available published information, the number of qualified nurses in Scotland per 100,000 population is 771 WTE (whole or full-time equivalent), compared to 518 WTE in England and 688 WTE in Wales.