Registration data reports

See the latest data from our register

What we publish

Our register tells us how many nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom (UK) and nursing associates in England are currently able to practise.

We publish data from our register every six months.

Our annual reports cover the 12 month period from April to March every year, but we also publish a mid-year report covering the sixth month period from April to September.

As well as the size of the register, our reports show the number of joiners and leavers, a breakdown of the register by age and field of practice, and much more.

Latest report

Annual registration report - March 2021

Full UK report

Breakdown by country of registered address

How the register has changed

Between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021, the number of:

  • people on our permanent register grew from 716,607 to 731,918 (2.1 percent).
  • nurses on our permanent register grew from 669,854 to 681,527 (1.7 percent)
  • midwives on our permanent register grew from 37,918 to 39,070 (3 percent)
  • dual registrants - people registered as both a nurse and midwife - fell from 7,142 to 6,968 (-2.4 percent)
  • nursing associates on our permanent register grew from 1,693 to 4,353 (157 percent)

Also during this period, the number of professionals on our permanent register:

  • whose initial registration was in the UK grew by 8,421 to 609,327
  • from the EEA fell by 564 to 30,331
  • from outside the EEA grew by 7,944 to 92,260

How to interpret our data

The number of people on our register is constantly changing and can vary considerably from the start to the end of the month.

The overall number of people on our register is taken from the last day of March in each year, whereas the joiners’ and leavers’ data are cumulative totals from the whole year (1 April – 31 March). 

Also, not everyone on our register will currently be working as a nurse, midwife or nursing associate, or working in the field they are registered in.

You can find more details on how to interpret our data in the reports.

Previous reports

Mid-year report - September 2020

Breakdown by country of registered address

Annual report - March 2020

Breakdown by country of registered address

Mid-year report - September 2019

Earlier reports