Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Lord Lilley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many nurses joined the Nursing and Midwife Council Register from countries graded by the World Health Organisation as having fewer nurses than the global median in the most recent year for which figures are available

    Lord Kamall:

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent regulator of nurses, midwives, and nursing associates in the United Kingdom. The following table shows the number of nurses, midwives, and nursing associates joining the NMC’s register from each country with fewer nursing and midwifery personnel per 10,000 people than the global median in the year ending 31 March 2022.

    Bahrain 4

    Bangladesh 1

    Barbados 18

    Belize 17

    Cameroon 17

    China 6

    Colombia 3

    Egypt 13

    Eswatini 9

    Ethiopia 1

    Gambia 12

    India 9,769

    Iran 19

    Iraq 1

    Jamaica 115

    Jordan 12

    Kenya 461

    Lebanon 20

    Lesotho 18

    Malawi 7

    Malaysia 20

    Namibia 11

    Nepal 210

    Niger 1

    Nigeria 3,010

    Pakistan 112

    Saint Lucia 13

    Sri Lanka 14

    Tanzania 1

    Tunisia 1

    Turkey 2

    Uganda 30

    Zambia 57

    Zimbabwe 913

    Notes:

    1. The World Health Organization publishes a measure of the number of nurses per 10,000 population. The median for their measure, unweighted by countries population is 35.07 nursing and midwifery personnel per 10,000 population.
    2. Countries below the median level of nursing and midwifery personnel per 10,000 population where there were no joiners to the NMC register are excluded.
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