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Midwives: Vacancies

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage three-month vacancy rate was for midwives in each year since 1997. (135880)

Three-month vacancy rates were collected for the first time in March 1999. The table shows the national vacancy rate for midwives each year since 1999.

National vacancy rates for midwives 1999 to 2006 in England

Percentage Rate

1999

2.1

2000

2.8

2001

2.6

2002

2.8

2003

3.1

2004

3.3

2005

1.8

2006

1.0

Source: National health service workforce vacancy survey.