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NHS: Vacancies

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department offers guidance to primary care trusts on maximum acceptable staff vacancy rates (a) across a trust as a whole and (b) for non-acute in-patient services. (122535)

The Department does not offer guidance to primary care trusts about the maximum rate of vacancies they should be carrying. Workforce planning is a matter for local determination.