Nursing applications have risen by more than a third

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Nursing applications have risen by more than a third
Nursing applications have risen by more than a third

Nursing applications have risen by more than a third

The number of people applying to study on nursing courses has risen from 35,960 to 48,830 this year - a 34 per cent increase, following a 27 per cent increase last year.

This is another step towards meeting the Conservative manifesto promise to deliver 50,000 extra nurses in the NHS.