NHS: Foreign Nationals

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th July 2018.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many foreign nationals from (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries are employed by Gloucestershire’s NHS Trusts.

Photo of Stephen Barclay Stephen Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics and the following table shows all staff employed in Gloucestershire’s National Health Service trusts by nationality, as at 31 March 2018, headcount.


All nationalities


of which:

United Kingdom


European Union (excluding UK)


European Economic Area


Rest of the World




Source: NHS HCHS monthly workforce statistics, NHS Digital

There are over 3,500 unknown NHS staff records in Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with people choosing not to specify their nationality or not asked to. Nationality is self-reported and may be a reflection of cultural heritage rather than country of birth.

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