NHS: Migrant Workers:Written question - 66034

Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)

Named Day

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Asked on: 28 February 2017
Department of Health
NHS: Migrant Workers
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-UK EU nationals are employed in the NHS; and what proportion of those work in (a) oncology, (b) neurological and (c) maternity services.
Answered by: Mr Philip Dunne
Answered on: 06 March 2017

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.

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