School nurse numbers drop by 30% since 2010, says RCN
Public health budget cuts cause numbers to dwindle across the UK
Pupils across the UK may have returned to school this month without the nursing care they need, the RCN warns. The college said that the number of school nurses has fallen by 30% since 2010, with about 2,100 working among the 32,113 schools in the UK.
Nursing Children and Young People. 31, 5, 6-6. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.31.5.6.s2