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Nhs Vacancies

Volume 301: debated on Thursday 27 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts and health authority non-executive positions fell to be filled on 1 November; how many were filled on that date; and how many are currently vacant. [18051]

Five hundred and seventy non-executive appointments to National Health Service trusts fell to be made by 1 November. Two hundred and eight had been made by that date. Eighty-five vacancies remained on 26 November.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacant posts there are currently by region for (a) hospital doctors, (b) general practitioners and (c) nurses. [17391]

The available information on vacant posts by region is as follows:

(a) National Health Service hospital and community health services: doctors vacancies in England at 30 September 1996:
England
Number
Northern and Yorkshire180
Trent130
Anglia and Oxford110
North Thames350
South Thames160
(a) National Health Service hospital and community health services: doctors vacancies in England at 30 September 1996:
England
Number
South and West120
West Midlands110
North West260
Special hospitals10
Total1,410

Source:

The Medical and Dental Workforce Census 30 September 1996.

Notes:

1. All figures are whole-time equivalents rounded to the nearest ten.

2. Totals may not agree due to rounding.

3. Vacant posts are not collected for all grades—the figures above cover the following grades: Consultant, Staff Grade, Senior Registrar (including Specialist Registrar), Registrar and Senior House Officer.

(b) Information relating to general practitioner vacancies is collected by the Medical Practices Committee. However, this does not include regional data comparable to that above.

(c) Figures on vacancies for Hospital and Community Health services nurses and midwives are collected by the Office of Manpower and Economics and published in the annual reports of the Review Body for Nursing Staff, Midwives, Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine. Copies of these documents are in the Library.