Midwives: Age

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the age profile is of NHS midwives; and how many NHS midwives in each age category are (a) UK nationals and (b) nationals of an EU member state.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 24 June 2020

NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services workforce statistics. These include staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), but not staff working in primary care, general practitioner surgeries, local authorities or other providers.

The following table shows the age profile and nationality of National Health Service midwives in hospitals and CCGs as at December 2019, the latest available data. Other and Unknown includes staff with a nationality group of European Economic Area, Rest of World or Unknown.

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All Nationalities

United Kingdom

European Union

Other and Unknown

All age bands

26,863

24,186

1,346

1,331

Under 25

1,712

1,637

51

24

25 to 29

3,621

3,256

300

65

30 to 34

3,744

3,364

286

94

35 to 39

3,417

3,089

187

141

40 to 44

3,198

2,877

155

166

45 to 49

2,991

2,658

121

212

50 to 54

3,685

3,326

77

282

55 to 59

3,027

2,720

85

222

60 to 64

1,235

1,067

69

99

65 and over

233

192

15

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