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Publication, Part of

NHS Vacancy Statistics; England, March 2014 to February 2015 - Provisional experimental statistics

Experimental statistics, Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Ambulance Trusts, Care Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Hospital Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, NHS Trusts, Regions
Date Range:
01 Mar 2014 to 28 Feb 2015


This is the first 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, and users are discouraged from attempting to draw any conclusions from this data at this time.


On the 27th of August the NHS Vacancy Statistics - graphing tool was replaced with a new version which includes the standard footnotes included in the publication tables for increased clarity.


One of the main functions of this publication is to ask users to respond to the figures published, and the information about the available data, with their own views on what the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) should publish and whether the tables provided are potentially useful.


Additionally, 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.


It is essential to the development of these figures for us to understand user needs and we request that anyone interested in NHS workforce vacancies responds to this report with feedback.

How to respond is set out in the Consultation part of this report.


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