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, and a breakdown of the register by age and field of practice.
Mid-year report - April to September 2019
- Register data report
- Easy read data report (accessible version for people who find reading hard)
- Data by country of registered address in the UK
- Register data tables
How the register has changed
Between 1 April and 30 September 2019, the number of:
- people on our register grew by 8,015 (1.15%) - reaching an all-time high total of 706,252
- nurses on our register grew by 6,669 (1.02%) to 660,213
- midwives on our register grew by 339 (0.92%) to 37,255
- dual registrants - people registered as both a nurse and midwife – grew by 8 (0.11%) to 7,296
- nursing associates on register grew by 999 to 1,488
Also during this period, the number of professionals on our register:
- whose initial registration was in the UK grew by 5,012 (0.85%) to 596,906
- from the EU/EEA fell by 1,062 (-3.21%) to 31,973
- from outside the EU/EEA grew by 4,065 (5.5%) to 77,373
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.
Easy read data report, 31 March 2019 (accessible version for people who find reading hard)