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 and dental workforce censuses.
For comparison to previous years' publications