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Nurses: Foreign Workers

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-EU/EEA nurses have been hired by the NHS in each of the last five years. (162229)

This information is not collected centrally.

The nursing and midwifery council collects information on the number of nurses who register with them from overseas each year. It does not collect data on whether these nurses entered the United Kingdom, returned to their own country or worked in the national health service.

This information is available at:

www.nmc-uk.org/aSection.aspx?SectionID=5