§ Mr. Hutton
The information requested is not collected centrally.
In order to practice as a nurse overseas applicants must register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), formerly the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing Midwifery and Health Visiting. Overseas nurses registered with the NMC do not necessarily work in the national health service. The number of entrants to the register in the last three years are in the table.
Overseas trained nurses and midwives registering with the UKCC.
1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 Overseas nurses registered with the UKCC 3,621 5,945 8,403