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Department of Health written question – answered on 29th June 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Brexit on NHS staffing and finance.

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

The latest NHS Digital data available on nationality shows that at March 2017 there are 61,934 European Union nationals excluding the United Kingdom (EU27) employed in National Health Service trusts and clinical commissioning groups. This is 3,236 more than June 2016 and 1,551 more than December 2016.

Brexit will have a limited impact on NHS finances, as we have made a funding commitment for the coming years. The Prime Minister has been clear that she wants to protect the status of EU nationals already living here. It is the Government’s aim to get the best settlement for the UK in all areas including the healthcare system.

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