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Table 2 Number of nurses in Portugal, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011

From: Trends of cross-border mobility of physicians and nurses between Portugal and Spain

Nurses ( n) 2003 2007 2008 2010 2011
Total registered 43.978 50.955 56.859 62.566 64.535
Foreign nurses registered 2.298 2.135 2.037 2.005 1958
Spanish nurses registered 1.815 1.362 1.232 1.154 1133
Total nurses in NHS 35.310 [2] 38.260 [2] 38.561 [2] 39.522 [6] 39.686 [6]
Spanish nurses in NHS 1.427 [2] 413 [2] 319 [2] 310 [7] NA
  1. Detailed description: this table shows the number of nurses registered in Portugal, total, foreign and Spanish, total and Spanish nurses working in the Portuguese NHS, 2003, 2007, 2008 2010, and 2011.
  2. NA, not available; NHS, National Health Service.
  3. Sources: Nursing Council and references number [2, 6, 7].