Impact of EU exit on NHS (Jan 2020)

Over £4 billion has been provided to help government departments prepare for the UK’s exit.

I completely understand concerns regarding the impact of our withdrawal from the European Union on foreign nationals working in the NHS. That is why I welcome the Government’s repeated commitment that all EU nationals working in the UK will be able to remain in the country with the same rights as they enjoy today. What is more, it is right that the Government has confirmed they will be able to do this without charge.

The latest NHS workforce statistics show that there are over 4,300 more EU nationals working in the NHS than there were in June 2016. I would also note that the proportion of our NHS workforce made up by EU nationals has risen to 5.6 per cent, up from 3.1 per cent in 2010.