Where are NHS nurses recruited from?


Published: 19/05/2022


Source of recruitment of nurses joining NHS hospital and community services in year to October 2021. Turnover data is based on headcount and shows people leaving or returning to active service. The chart is based on sources of recruitment after removing ‘NHS organisation’ (28% of all joiners), ‘General practice’ (<1%) and ‘Unknown’ (12%). ‘Other public sector’ includes third sector, whereas ‘other private sector’ includes self-employment.