2009 - Practice Nurses in 2009 and 2003

Practice Nurses in 2009 and 2003. The purpose of this research was to provide a summary of employment related statistics as they pertain to practice nurses, comparing results for this group with all nurses using the 2009 employment survey and where possible, with those for 2003 the last year when the sample size was large enough to allow reliable analysis of the practice nurse sub-group. 

With 9,000 nurses from across the UK being covered by the survey, there are sufficient numbers of important sub-groups of nurses working outside the NHS to allow detailed analysis and comparisons with previous data sets. In addition a top-up sample of 300 practice nurses was also included in the 2009 methodology to enable analysis this key specialty of the nursing workforce.