Nurses: North West

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Julie Cooper Julie Cooper Labour, Burnley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses from EU countries work in hospitals in (a) Lancashire and (b) the North West.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

This information is shown in the following table.

Qualified Nursing and Health Visiting Staff in National Health Service trusts and clinical commissioning groups by Lancashire NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) area and North West Health Education England (HEE) region as at 31 March 2016.

Full-time equivalent

North West HEE Region

Lancashire NHSCB area

Qualified Nurses and Health Visiting Staff

45,937

7,957

of which:

European Union nationals (non-United Kingdom)

1,639

282

Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre, Provisional NHS Hospital and Community Health Service monthly workforce statistics.

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