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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22501: Annabelle Ewing (Cowdenbeath)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 3 April 2019

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.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 24 April 2019

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.