Midwives

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd January 2019.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

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.

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

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:

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Midwifery headcount figures of which:

25,333

25,418

25,466

25,704

25,866

Recorded a nationality of which:

22,499

23,121

23,486

24,046

24,391

EU27

1,124

1,251

1,355

1,388

1,354

Source: NHS Digital, NHS HCHS monthly workforce statistics

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