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NHS Vacancy Statistics England - February 2015 - September 2018, Provisional Experimental Statistics

Experimental statistics, Official statistics


Please note; NHS Digital is working with NHS Improvement to change the NHS Vacancy Statistics publication into a compendium publication, incorporating both NHS Jobs, ESR and NHS Improvement data in a single publication.

This is the latest 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 now allows users to consider relative changes over time.

We welcome feedback on the methodology and tables within this publication. Please email us with your comments and suggestions, clearly stating NHS Workforce Vacancy Statistics as the subject heading, via or 0300 303 5678

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