John Spellar

Labour MP for Warley

Increase Training Places for Nurses

An increase in training places for nurses in the West Midlands has been welcomed by Midlands MP John Spellar, but he has demanded more progress.

John Spellar MP said:-

“At last Health Education England have woken up and realised the absurdity of recruiting nurses from abroad while cutting training places here in the West Midlands.  They now need to go further and create more places.  I am sure the new hospital in Smethwick will be ready to play this next in providing career opportunities for local kids.”

Note:

The Department of Health has provided the following answer to John Spellar’s written parliamentary question (21359):

Question:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing training places were provided in each region in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many such places he expects to be provided in the current year. (21359)

Tabled on: 06 January 2016

Answer:
Ben Gummer:

The following table details the number of nurse training places available in each of the Health Education England local team areas in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.

 

Available nurse training places

Local Team

2014-15

2015-16

East of England

1,783

2,015

East Midlands

1,651

1,661

Kent, Surrey and Sussex

1,126

1,209

North, Central and Eastern London

1,191

1,280

North East

1,105

1,089

North West

3,256

3,322

North West London

820

917

South London

1,138

1,171

South West

1,441

1,432

Thames Valley

768

795

West Midlands

2,157

2,342

Wessex

941

1,011

Yorkshire and Humber

2,010

2,059

Sum of local teams

19,387

20,303

 

Source: Multi-professional education and training budget monitoring returns

The answer was submitted on 15 Jan 2016 at 12:18.

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