Midwives: EU Nationals

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd July 2020.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Public Health and Primary Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many midwives work in NHS England by each EU nationality.

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

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

The following table shows the number of midwives as at December 2019, the latest available data from each European Union nationality, headcount.

Nationality

Midwives, Headcount

Austrian

11

Belgian

15

Bulgarian

27

Cypriot

1

Czech

17

Danish

19

Dutch

60

Estonian

4

Finnish

10

French

56

German

51

Greek

32

Hungarian

17

Irish

296

Italian

226

Latvian

5

Lithuanian

17

Maltese

2

Polish

118

Portuguese

45

Romanian

17

Slovak

11

Slovenian

1

Spanish

240

Swedish

22

All EU

1,329

United Kingdom

23,986

Rest of the World

448

All Unknowns

989

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