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Table 3 Newly registered overseas nursesa

From: International nurse recruitment and NHS vacancies: a cross-sectional analysis

Country 98/99 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03
Philippines 52 1052 3396 7235 5593
South Africa 599 1460 1086 2114 1368
India 30 96 289 994 1830
Australia 1335 1209 1046 1342 920
New Zealand 527 461 393 443 282
Canada 196 130 89 79 52
USA 139 168 147 122 88
West Indies 221 425 261 248 208
Pakistan 3 13 44 207 172
Malaysia 6 52 34 33 27
Singapore 13 47 48 43 25
Nigeria 179 208 347 432 509
Zimbabwe 52 221 382 473 485
Ghana 40 74 140 195 251
Kenya 19 29 50 155 152
Zambia 15 40 88 183 133
Mauritius 6 15 41 62 59
Malawi 1 15 45 75 57
Botswana 4 0 87 100 39
Otherb 0 0 0 0 131
Top25 Total 3437 5715 8013 14535 12381
Total foreign-trained 4891 7383 9709 16155 13629
Total UK-trained 12974 14035 15433 14538 18048
Total new registrants 17865 21418 25142 30693 31677
%Overseas from Philippines 1 14 35 45 41
%Overseas from Top25 70 77 83 90 91
%New registrants from overseas 27 34 39 53 43
  1. aCounts of newly registered trained nurses and midwives provided by the Nursing and Midwifery Council based on their register of qualified nurses and midwives. Based on the top 25 non-EU foreign source countries only (top panel); middle and lower sections include counts of all newly registered nurses. Data obtained from NMC and [5].
  2. bIncludes 23 each from Poland and Sri Lanka; 22 each from the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia; 21 from Nepal and 20 from Japan in 2002/03.