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Publication, Part of

NHS Workforce Vacancies Survey - 2005

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 Apr 2004 to 31 Mar 2005


All NHS Trusts in England were included in the survey, which asked for vacancies that trusts had been actively trying to fill which had lasted for three months or more as at 31 March. Results are presented as three month vacancy rates. These are three month vacancies expressed as a percentage of staff in post plus three month vacancies. The staff-in-post figures are from the non-medical and medical & dental workforce censuses.


The 3-month vacancy rates for the main staff groups fell in March 2005 compared with the previous year:

Consultants: 3-month vacancy rate of 3.3% in March 2005, a decrease from 4.4% in March 2004.

Qualified nurses: 3-month vacancy rate of 1.9% in March 2005, a decrease from 2.6% in March 2004.

Qualified Allied Health professionals: 3-month vacancy rate of 3.4% in March 2005, a decrease from 4.3% in March 2004.

Qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff: 3-month vacancy rate of 2.2% in March 2005, a decrease from 2.6% in March 2004.


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