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A picture of health and education

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This report explores the vital connections between higher education and healthcare.

It illustrates the virtuous partnership between health providers and universities in supplying and developing the healthcare workforce. It also summarises the education of healthcare staff in terms of demand, supply, and funding and commissioning landscapes. ​





  • ​What are the public health pressures facing the NHS? 

  • How many doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals does the UK have? 

  • Do we have enough? What about the future? 

  • Are we spending enough on health education?

These are some of the most important questions for the UK NHS. This publication explores the data and statistics for considering the NHS workforce in a global context.

  • How do you become a healthcare professional? 

  • How many medical and other health students, researchers and educators are there? 

  • What role do universities play in health education?

The health education ecosystem is complex, but our infographic combining many UK education data sets may help you make sense of it.

  • How much do the UK departments of health spend on health education? 

  • In England, how much goes to NHS providers, how much to students and how much reaches universities?

Healthcare education funding flows can seem impenetrable. Follow the money every step of the way in our innovative new visualisation: from the DH to SHAs, from the MPET levy to the NMET, SIFT and MADEL funding streams.

 

The team

John de Pury

John de Pury

Assistant Director
Universities UK

Kristen Hindes

Kristen Hindes

Executive Assistant
Universities UK

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