NHS and GP vacancies:
The purpose of these surveys are to highlight problems with recruitment so that they can be addressed.
They focus on total and three month vacancies within NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) and GP practices.
Data is presented for both the number of total and three month vacancies and the total and three month vacancy rate.
Caution is needed when looking at some of the smaller areas of work within the main staff groups as the numbers of staff in post and the number of vacancies are small and can show large rates.