How many NHS hospitals are there in the UK?
There are currently 2300 NHS hospitals in the UK. Statistics show that in 2012 the NHS employed 146,075 doctors, 369,868 qualified nursing staff, and 37,314 managers. This signifies that the number of doctors employed by the NHS has increased by an annual average of 3.4 per cent since 2002. It is interesting to know that there were 34,006 more NHS nurses in 2012 compared to ten years earlier. Needless to say, between 2002 and 2012 the NHS recruited 5,020 additional managers, an average annual increase of 1.5 per cent.