Health Visiting Statistics - 2000

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Staff by Type

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Staff by Area of Work

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Staff by Age

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Staff by Ethnic Origin

Age Distribution by Community Practitioners

Nursing Employment - Vacancy Rates (%)

As at September 2000

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Staff by Type

Staff

Numbers (WTE

Total number of nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff (excluding learners)

346,180

Total number of nursing,midwifery and health visiting learners

1,970

Qualified Staff

256,280

Unqualified Staff 89,830

District Nurses

11,320

Health Visitors

10,050

Registered sick children's nurses

9,190

Other 1st Level

186,900

Other 2nd Level 16,570

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more detailed information, go to Department of Health

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Staff by Area of Work

Services

Numbers (WTE)

All areas of work

256,280

 

Community Services

36,870

Education Staff

660

Paediatric

13,640

Maternity

22,780

Psychiatry

35,800

Learning Disabilities

5,400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Staff by Age


Staff

Less than 25

25 - 34

35 - 44

45 - 54

55 - 64

65 and over

Total

16,840

87,250

110,160

83.180

29,790

220

Qualified

10,820

70,480

87,930

60,280

17.080

110

Unqualified

6,020

16,770

22,240

22,900

12,700

110

Learners

160

920

680

190

10

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Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Staff by Ethnic Origin


Staff

White

Black

Asian

Other

Unknown

Qualified

86.0%

4.8%

1.8%

2.7%

6.2%

Unqualified

 

82.0%

4.1%

1.2%

2.2%

10.5%

Learners

86.7%

5.9%

1.2%

2.1%

4.0%

Source of Reference

Evidence to the Pay Review Body for Nursing Staff, Midwives and Health Visitors
Getting the point - Pay Progression not discretion

MSF, September 2000

Age Distribution of Community Practitioners


Age

1996

1997

1998

1999

Under 40

16

21

14

13

40-49

41

42

42

39

50+

43

37

43

48

NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS):
All Health Visitors and District Nurses who are 55 years of age and over,
within England, as at 30 September 1998

Staff

Total Staff

Staff 55 and over years of age

% Staff 55 and over years of age

Health Visitor

10,070

1,330

13%

District Nurses

11.430

1,270

11%

Source of Reference

Health Service Journal
vol. 110 (5733) 30 Nov. 2000

Nursing Employment - Vacancy Rates (%)


Staff

2000

1999

Qualified Nurses (Total)

3.7

2.6

Acute, Elderly and General

4.4

3.3

Paediatrics

4.2

3.3

Learning Difficulties

3.3

2.0

Psychiatry

4.0

2.1

Midwives

2.6

2.0

District Nurses

1.3

0.7

Health Visitors

1.8

0.9

Other Qualified Nurses

2.3

1.3

Unqualified Nurses (Total)

1.2

n/a

Nursing Workforce Data : A Special Report 1999-2000

Tel. 0208 334 4500
A publication on the nursing gives data on the size of the nursing workforce, gender, age, ethnicity and student nurses

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