NHS: Migrant Workers

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th October 2018.

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Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nationals from other EU countries are employed in the NHS.

Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what change there has been in the number of nationals from other EU countries working in the NHS in the last two years.

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 for England. 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 following table shows the number of non-United Kingdom European Union nationals that are employed in the NHS in England as at 30 September in the past two years and latest month available.

The number of non-UK EU nationals increased by 4,367 (5.5%) between Sept 2016 and June 2018.

September 2016

September 2017

30 June 2018

Number of other EU nationals employed by the NHS (headcount)

59,796

61,974

63,065

Source: NHS Digital Quarterly HCHS workforce statistics.

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