To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the midwife headcount in the NHS was in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and of those figures how many had (a) a recorded nationality and (b) a recorded nationality that was of an EU member state other than the UK.
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, local authorities or other providers.
The following table shows the midwife headcount figures for HCHS staff in England, who had recorded a nationality and of those whose nationality was of a European Union 27 member state, as at 30 September for each of the years specified:
Midwifery headcount figures of which:
Recorded a nationality of which:
Source: NHS Digital, NHS HCHS monthly workforce statistics