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Foreign Workers: Health Services

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what data her Department holds on the number of economic migrants working in the care and health sectors. (232453)

Applications to work in care and health sectors are not separately identified in employment routes databases. However, volumes can be reported using the following categories:

Health and Medical Services;

Social Worker;

Acupuncturist;

Biomedical Scientist;

Chiropodist/Podiatrist;

Chiropractor;

Dental Surgeon;

Assistant Dentist;

Dental Anaesthetist;

Dietician;

Optician;

Assistant Optometrist;

Medical Practitioner;

Midwife;

Nurse;

Physiotherapist;

Psychiatrist;

Psychologist;

Pharmacist;

Occupational Therapist;

Radiographer;

Speech Therapist;

Social Worker;

Other Health/Medical Occ;

Doctor;

Hospital Consultant;

Senior Carer;

Dental Nurse;

Senior House Officer;

Specialist Registrar;

Foundation Programme Doctor;

Alternative/complementary medicine specialist;

Anaesthetist;

Care assistants and home carers;

Consultant, hospital;

Dental Hygienist;

General Practitioner;

Manager, care home;

Manager, health and social services;

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants;

Optician;

Researcher (medical);

Residential wardens and Houseparents;

Surgeon;

Technician, medical;

Ward Sister; and

Warden (care home).