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Non-British EU Nationals

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) non-British EU nationals and (b) non-EU nationals worked in the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority (i) at the latest date for which figures are available and (ii) in each of the last five years; (197126)

(2) how many (a) non-British EU nationals and (b) non-EU nationals worked for the (i) London, (ii) North East, (iii) North West, (iv) South Central, (v) South East, (vi) South West, (vii) West Midlands, (viii) Yorkshire and the Humber and (ix) East of England Strategic Health Authority (A) at the latest date for which figures are available, and (B) in each of the last five years;

(3) how many foreign nationals from (a) the European Union and (b) outside the European Union are employed or contracted by the (i) East Midlands, (ii) East of England, (iii) London, (iv) North East, (v) North West, (vi) South Central, (vii) South East, (viii) South West, (ix) West Midlands and (x) Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority; and how many were employed or contracted by each in each of the last five years.

The nationality of national health service staff is not collected. The NHS Workforce Census does record the country of qualification for medical staff, including general practitioners (GPs). This is not the same as the nationality as it is possible United Kingdom (UK) nationals to qualify outside of the UK and vice versa.

The following table shows country of qualification for medical staff and GPs, this is broken by UK, European Economic Area (EEA) and those qualified elsewhere.

No information is provided for the majority of NHS staff, as country of qualification data for non-medical staff is not collected.

All GP Practitioners (excluding GP registrars and GP retainers) 1 and Hospital and Community Health Services: medical and dental staff 2 by country of qualification and SHA—England as at 30 September 2006

numbers (headcount)

England

North East

North West

Yorkshire and The Humber

East Midlands

West Midlands

East of England

London

South east Coast

South Central

South West

Special health authorities and other statutory bodies

Q30

Q31

Q32

Q33

Q34

Q35

Q36

Q37

Q38

Q39

2003

All countries of qualification

106,758

5,941

14,699

11,010

7,614

10,780

9,939

20,665

7,502

8,111

10,336

161

Qualified within the UK

71,597

3,998

9,356

7,324

5,396

6,584

6,323

13,416

4,972

6,041

8,077

110

Qualified within the remainder of the EEA

5,849

335

740

502

328

526

637

1,468

436

398

469

10

Qualified elsewhere in the world

25,549

1,372

3,978

2,759

1,679

3,289

2,702

5,107

1,847

1,415

1,360

41

Unknown country of qualification

3,763

236

625

425

211

381

277

674

247

257

430

0

2004

All countries of qualification

114,474

6,377

15,720

11,616

8,197

11,634

10,415

22,522

8,132

8,539

11,170

152

Qualified within the UK

75,106

4,192

9,811

7,589

5,603

6,901

6,479

14,224

5,272

6,237

8,694

104

Qualified within the remainder of the EEA

6,353

364

775

522

369

533

679

1,715

472

431

482

11

Qualified elsewhere in the world

29,163

1,577

4,475

3,096

2,002

3,828

2,978

5,843

2,128

1,605

1,594

37

Unknown country of qualification

3,852

244

659

409

223

372

279

740

260

266

400

0

2005

All countries of qualification

119,781

6,490

16,391

12,183

8,568

12,158

10,967

23,710

8,500

8,818

11,840

156

Qualified within the UK

77,084

4,215

9,987

7,832

5,690

7,142

6,616

14,716

5,390

6,306

9,087

103

Qualified within the remainder of the EEA

6,897

390

841

550

398

563

765

1,875

494

474

535

12

Qualified elsewhere in the world

31,830

1,643

4,892

3,375

2,254

4,056

3,287

6,367

2,356

1,762

1,797

41

Unknown country of qualification

3,970

242

671

426

226

397

299

752

260

276

421

0

2006

All countries of qualification

123,334

6,757

16,797

12,379

8,789

12,472

11,497

24,224

8,902

9,007

12,202

308

Qualified within the UK

79,212

4,343

10,287

7,928

5,772

7,310

6,853

15,003

5,664

6,446

9,397

209

Qualified within the remainder of the EEA

7,159

427

852

578

410

627

802

1,860

555

481

543

24

Qualified elsewhere in the world

33,054

1,753

5,035

3,469

2,368

4,130

3,563

6,599

2,415

1,831

1,816

75

Unknown country of qualification

3,909

234

623

404

239

405

279

762

268

249

446

0

2007

All countries of qualification

125,154

6,924

16,948

12,961

8,950

12,650

11,630

24,325

8,960

9,107

12,378

321

Qualified within the UK

81,175

4,479

10,467

8,349

5,933

7,436

6,938

15,249

5,835

6,639

9,639

211

Qualified within the remainder of the EEA

7,133

402

867

564

413

655

812

1,823

547

462

558

30

Qualified elsewhere in the world

32,906

1,784

5,012

3,596

2,382

4,143

3,588

6,497

2,293

1,768

1,763

80

Unknown country of qualification

3,940

259

602

452

222

416

292

756

285

238

418

0

1 General Medical Practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars) includes GP Providers and GP Others

2 All dental staff are shown as Unknown within the table. Information about country of qualification is derived from the General Medical Council.

For staff in dental specialties, with a General Dental Council registration, the country of qualification is therefore unknown.

Source:

The Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce Census