NHS unionisation

Rebecca made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Jobs

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The request was refused by NHS Jobs.

Dear NHS Jobs,

I would like to know the percentage of the entire NHS workforce that is unionised today. Please provide the most recent statistics e.g. in 2017 xx% of NHS workers were unionised.

Specifically, please provide me with:
- The percentage of the NHS England workforce that is registered with a union
- The percentage of the NHS Wales workforce that is registered with a union
- The percentage of the NHS Scotland workforce that is registered with a union
- The percentage of the NHS Northern Ireland workforce that is registered with a union

Please provide this information in electronic form.

Yours faithfully,


FOI, England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS Jobs

Dear Sir or Madam


Thank you for your enquiry dated 26 March 2018, which you have labelled as
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Freedom of Information

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Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate


NHS England

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