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NHS Vacancy Statistics England 2015-2016, Provisional Experimental Statistics

Publication date: 09:30 August 25, 2016


This is the third provisional experimental publication of NHS vacancy statistics created from administrative data related to published vacancy adverts obtained from NHS Jobs, the main recruitment website for the NHS.


The statistics referred to in this document and the accompanying tables are exploratory and provide information on the administrative data available from NHS Jobs as much as on the recruitment of staff.


This publication provides figures which are an insight to recruitment in the NHS but which should be treated with caution, though the expanded time series may now begin to allow users to consider relative changes over time.


This publication incorporates feedback received in response to the two previous publications and welcomes further input regarding the future development of this publication series.

Key Facts

In response to the consultation feedback additional tables have been added to provide more information on a monthly basis; to show advertisements by appointment type and to provide information regarding organisational functional groupings. Also extra functionality has been added to the graphing tool to give greater comparability between Staff Groups and Regions.


Further feedback is particularly welcome from users regarding their own practical experience of recruitment in the NHS and we will use this information to refine and focus further statistics.


Date Range: 01 February 2015 to 31 March 2016
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Regional health body, Regions

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