The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published its mid-year registration data report showing that the NMC register has grown to 771,445, an increase of 1.7 per cent between April and September 2022.
The six-month period shows 11,496 international nurses and midwives joining the register - a rise in numbers - with almost half being trained outside of the UK. More information on international joiners is available on the NMC website.
Alongside international staff, 12,102 UK-trained nurses, midwives, and nurse associates joined the register over the six-month period.
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