NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics. These include staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups, but not staff working in primary care or in general practitioner surgeries, local authorities or other providers.
The NHS Digital monthly HCHS workforce statistics show that:
- In England, there are 79,982 non-European Union National Health Service staff, which is 6.6% of the total workforce as at 31 March 2018, headcount; and
- In England, there are 73,281 NHS staff, which is 6.1% of the total workforce that have not disclosed their nationality in the NHS staff records as at 31 March 2018, headcount.