1 April 2019
5,200 more EU staff working in the NHS since 2016 referendum

Andrew Bridgen highlights the fact that, despite doom-mongering at the referendum in 2016, three years on the NHS continues to attract EU staff with the number of EU staff in the NHS having increased by 5,200.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Despite the doom-mongering from Opposition Members, is my right hon. Friend aware that since the referendum almost three years ago, the number of EU staff working in our NHS has increased by 4,000?

Sajid Javid

I would add to that—I think there are 5,200 on the latest figures, and I am sure that my hon. Friend would welcome that. What this shows is that the UK continues to attract the talent that we need from across the world, and we want to make sure that that happens with our new immigration system, when it is introduced.