NHS Digital publishes data on the nationality of staff working in the National Health Service in England. Nationality is self-reported within the NHS human resources and payroll system, the electronic staff record. As at 30 November 2016, 61,173 identify themselves as non-United Kingdom European Union nationals employed in NHS Hospital and Community Health Services; of this group 1.4% (838) work in oncology, 1.5% (919) in neurological and 3.4% (2,063) in maternity services.
The 30 November data is the most recent data available.
Oncology staff include staff with a specialty of Clinical Oncology or Medical Oncology or a secondary area of work of Clinical Oncology or Medical Oncology.
Neurology staff include staff with a specialty of Clinical neurophysiology, Diagnostic Neuropathology, Neurology, Neuropathology, Neurosurgery or Paediatric neurology or a secondary area of work of Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology, Neurosensory Sciences or Neurosurgery.
Maternity staff include staff defined by their occupation code, as working in maternity services or a secondary area of work of Maternity.