Learn about the makeup of our register
Our register tells us how many nurses and midwives are currently able to practise in the UK.
We publish data on the makeup of our register every six months.
How we report on register numbers
The data is taken over a twelve month period and shows the size of the register at the end of the period. It also shows the number of joiners and leavers during that time, and a breakdown of the register by age and field of practice.
The figures showing the number of people on our register are taken from the last day of the reporting period.
The figures showing the number of joiners and leavers are cumulative totals from the whole year.
People from the UK, EEA and outside the EEA all join our register via different routes. When we say that someone is from the UK, EEA or outside the EEA, we mean that they joined our register via that particular route.
How to interpret our data
Our data only offers a snapshot in time. Not everyone on our register will currently be working as a nurse or midwife, or working in the field they are registered in.
The number of people on our register is also constantly changing and can vary considerably from the start to the end of the month.
In depth data
Our data tables give more in depth registration data from 2010-11.