The NHS sees about 1.3m people a day, which is equal to the entire population of Estonia.10 years ago in the year 2011/12 the number was 1.25 million.
There are 1,600 babies born a day/one birth every 54 seconds.
The NHS has more patients sleep in our beds each night than there are hotel rooms in London (140.000).
The NHS cleans an area the size of Gibraltar every day.
The NHS provides up to 227 meals every minute for staff, patients, and visitors – that’s 326,880 meals a day, which is the same as feeding a meal to the entire population of Shropshire.
The NHS accounts for 40% of all public sector emissions and 3.5% of all road transport. All NHS trusts now have a green plan in place which will save more than 1 million tonnes of carbon over the next three years (same as taking 520,000 cars off the road)
NHS Vaccination Programme
The NHS has delivered 128 million vaccinations since December 2020, including 45 million first doses, 42 million second doses and 33 million boosters. More than 4 million spring and over 17 million autumn boosters have been administered this year.
COVID-19 vaccines saved around 20 million lives globally in the first year of the vaccination programme.
105,900 deaths and 24,088,000 infections have been prevented because of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme, as of August 2021.
UK Health Security Agency estimates that around 186,600 hospitalisations have been prevented in those aged 25 years and over in England from 13 December 2021 to 17 April 2022 inclusive.
The NHS Volunteer Responder programme has recruited 458,297 active volunteers since the programme started – of whom, 144,203 were registered as steward volunteers.
More than 2.2 million tasks have been completed and 361,672 steward volunteer shifts have been fulfilled – amounting to around 1.5 million hours of volunteering
Providers and commissioners of NHS services in England
42 integrated care boards which each have an integrated care partnerships
229 total number of trusts, including 154 foundation trusts
50 mental health trusts
10 ambulance trusts
124 acute trusts
220 general acute hospitals; 49 specialist hospitals; 246 community hospitals
826 community providers
6,925 GP practices.
In August 2022, across Hospital and Community Healthcare Services (HCHS), the NHS employed (full-time equivalent): 130,398 doctors; 319,616 nurses and health visitors; 21,231 midwives; 157,098 scientific, therapeutic and technical staff; and 17,870 ambulance staff.
The population of the UK is projected to increase by 3.2%, from an estimated 67.1 million in mid-2020 to 69.2 million in mid-2030.
UK population growth over the next 10 years is projected to be driven by a net 2.2 million people migrating into the country.
There will be an increasing number of older people; the number of people aged 85 years and over was estimated to be 1.7 million in 2020 (2.5% of the UK population) and this is projected to almost double to 3.1 million by 2045 (4.3% of the UK population).