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Board Vacancy and Commercial Spend Collection



Background to the collection

From April 2020, the Talent Insights team in the People Directorate, NHS England and NHS Improvement will manage a quarterly collection and reporting service on board level vacancies across NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups, on behalf of the National Talent Board and Regional Talent Boards. This will include a quarterly collection on commercial spend in respect of these vacancies.

This work will help to support the actions laid out in the NHS Long Term Plan and the We are the NHS: People Plan 2020/21. The data your organisations provide will help us to identify vacancies and to develop and deploy talent. The main goal is to understand both the short and long-term workforce needs at a regional, system and national level and to better understand the talent pool within the NHS. Building into the competency frameworks and succession planning for board level roles in NHS Trusts and CCGs that will be used to underpin recruitment, appraisals and development processes for talent pipeline.

In addition to this quarterly collection of vacancies, we will continue to collect data on external agency spend, and this will move from an annual collection to a quarterly basis. This aggregated data will enable us to understand the profile and trends around external agency use. From this we can look at how the talent pools can be shaped to reduce reliance on external agencies in the identification of our NHS talent.

Launch and submission dates

Reporting period name Submission start date Submission deadline date
Q1 - 2021/22 21 July 2021 3 August 2021
Q2 - 2021/22 11 October 2021 22 October 2021
Q3 - 2021/22 10 January 2022 21 January 2022
Q4 - 2021/22 11 April 2022 22 April 2022



Last edited: 16 July 2021 1:32 pm