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Health Professions: Foreign Nationals

Question for Department of Health

UIN 7591, tabled on 16 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of health and care professionals registered with the (a) General Chiropractic Council, (b) General Dental Council, (c) General Medical Council, (d) General Optical Council, (e) General Osteopathic Council, (f) General Pharmaceutical Council, (g) Health and Care Professions Council, (h) Nursing and Midwifery Council and (i) Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland in each of the last five years is from overseas.

Answered on

21 July 2015

The information requested about the proportion of health and care professionals from overseas that are registered with the nine health and care professional regulatory bodies (RBs) in the United Kingdom is not collected or held centrally.

Information provided by the nine RBs on new registrations per annum, in each of the last five years for which data is available, is shown in the attached table. Data is provided on the total number of new registrations for each year and this figure is broken down by whether the applicant trained in the UK or overseas.

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