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.
In November 2016, 777 medical staff in the paediatric group working in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups declared their nationality as other European Union nationals, excluding the United Kingdom.
Staff have been included who are only in the paediatric group.
The November data is the most recent data available.
The potential effect on nationals and productivity of leaving the EU will be dependent on the outcome of negotiations. My Rt. hon. Friend the Prime Minister has been clear that she wants to protect the status of EU nationals already living here. It is the Government’s aim to get the best settlement for the UK in all areas including the healthcare system.