Health Professions: Migrant Workers

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many registered (1) nurses, and (2) midwives, whose initial registration was in another EU country left the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19.

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The following table shows the number of registered nurses, registered nursing associates, and registered midwives with a European Economic Area (EEA) or non-EEA country of initial registration who left the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register in 2016-17:

Role Type

Leavers

Midwife

164

Nurse

2,868

Nurse and Midwife (dual registration)

49

3,081

The following table shows the number of registered nurses, registered nursing associates, and registered midwives with a EEA or non-EEA country of initial registration who left the NMC Register in 2017-18:

Role Type

Leavers

Midwife

188

Nurse

3,728

Nurse and Midwife (dual registration)

46

3,962

The following table shows the number of registered nurses, registered nursing associates, and registered midwives with a EEA or non-EEA country of initial registration who left the NMC Register in 2018-19:

Role Type

Leavers

Midwife

156

Nurse

3,126

Nurse and Midwife (dual registration)

51

3,333

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