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Healthcare Staff

Volume 408: debated on Friday 11 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a)doctors and(b)nurses from developing countries are working in the UK, broken down by country. [123163]

The Department does not collect data on numbers of doctors or nurses working in the United Kingdom by country of origin. The Department does collect information by country of qualification, which is shown in the table.

Published figures show doctors categorised by country of qualification grouped into UK, European Economic Area and elsewhere only.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council publishes an annual statistical analysis of the register, which includes statistics on overseas nurses registering in the UK. This information can be found at