Record number of Doctors and Nurses

Newly released figures show a further increase in the number of doctors and nurses working in the NHS, setting another new record number of doctors and nurses working in the NHS in England, meaning better care for patients and helping to cut waiting lists.

  • Cutting waiting lists is one of the Prime Minister’s five priorities, so it is vital that our NHS has the doctors, nurses, and midwives it needs to deliver for patients. 
  • That is why the government has have recruited over 53,000 new full-time staff in our NHS in the past year – with 5,369 more doctors, 11,883 more nurses and health visitors, 258 more midwives, and 517 more ambulance staff working in our NHS compared to last year.  
  • We have delivered on our commitment to recruit 26,000 more primary care staff by 2024 a year early – helping to cut waiting lists as we also work to halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, and stop the boats. 


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