Thursday, August 13, 2020
Home INDIA India Nurse and midwife numbers jump by record amount

India Nurse and midwife numbers jump by record amount

India

india Inside a hospital

Image copyright
PA

Record numbers of nurses, midwives and nursing associates have registered in the UK, figures show.

By the end of March, there were 716,600 nurses, midwives and nursing associates on the register, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Despite this the NMC is worried coronavirus will hit the ability to recruit and retain overseas staff.

The rise is driven by those joining and staying from the UK and from countries outside of Europe.

There has been a significant increase in those from the Philippines and India in particular.

But those coming from Europe have dropped by 5% to just over 31,000.

India ‘Stormy waters ahead’

The NMC report includes the results of a survey of more than 6,000 people asking why they had left the profession.

The main reason given was too much pressure leading to stress and poor mental health. This was before the coronavirus outbreak.

The NMC also revealed more than 14,000 had joined the temporary register set up to boost numbers during the pandemic. This includes staff who have come out of retirement to help out.

NMC chief executive Andrea Sutcliffe said: “It’s great to celebrate record numbers of people on the register.”

But she predicted there would be “stormy waters ahead”.

“As a result of the pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions, we may no longer be able to rely on the flow of professionals joining our register from overseas in the same way.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

India AP PHOTOS: Kashmir education now more difficult with virus

By DAR YASIN Associated PressAugust 5, 2020, 6:13 AM3 min readSRINAGAR, India -- Children in Indian-controlled Kashmir are no strangers to lockdowns. Curfews, strikes and school shutdowns are all part of growing up in one of the world’s most militarized zones. So when schools in the disputed region reopened after six months in late February,…

India Kashmir: ‘I might wind up in jail if I categorical myself freely’

Image copyright Abid bhat Image caption Suhail Naqshbandi quit his job after his newspaper refused to publish his work On 5 August last year India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, split it into two federally-run territories and imposed an unprecedented lockdown. Jehangir Ali reports from Srinagar on why the move has come…

India Supporters, opponents of Hindu temple meet in Instances Sq.

A Midtown Manhattan celebration of a Hindu temple being built on disputed ground in India brought polarized groups into Times SquareBy THALIA BEATY Associated PressAugust 6, 2020, 6:36 PM2 min readNEW YORK -- A Midtown Manhattan celebration of a Hindu temple being built on disputed ground in India brought polarized groups into Times Square, where…

India Police in Kashmir probe claims of staged military gunbattle

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say they are investigating allegations by three families that three of their relatives were killed by the military in a staged gunbattle and buried as unidentified militantsBy AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated PressAugust 11, 2020, 1:13 PM3 min readSRINAGAR, India -- Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir said Tuesday they are investigating allegations by three…

Recent Comments