Record numbers of international nurses on UK register

Written by on November 30, 2022

The number of internationally trained nursing staff in the UK is increasing rapidly, with nurses coming from abroad accounting for nearly half those who registered for the first time in the last six months, latest figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show.

Overall, the number of nursing professionals on the register went up by more than 13,000 between April and September 2022 to a record 771,445. This growth in registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates was driven largely by nurses trained outside the UK, the

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