HC Deb 22 February 1965 vol 707 c21W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Minister of Health how many nurses and nursing staff are employed at the latest date; and how many are required to bring the numbers up to the establishment allowed.

Mr. K. Robinson

The table below shows for England and Wales the numbers employed, at the latest available dates, in the local health authority service (31st December, 1963) and the hospital service (30th September, 1964).

Qualified nurses, including health visitors (Local authorities) 15,620
Qualified nurses (Hospitals) 94,670
Nurses in training (Hospitals) 66,420
Unqualified nursing staff (Hospitals) 61,440
Total 238,150

Each employing authority determines its staffing needs and information is not collected centrally about the additional number of staff required in order to meet those needs.