HC Deb 06 December 1999 vol 340 c436W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurse vacancies exist in West Surrey Health Authority. [99911]

Mr. Denham

The number of nurse vacancies in West Surrey Health Authority area as at 31 March 1999 is given in the table.

Total vacancies 3 month vacancies
Qualified nurses 310 260
Unqualified nurses 50 40


Total vacancies are those posts trusts were actively trying to fill.

Hard to fill vacancies are those posts that were vacant for three months or more at 31 March 1999.

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 as hard to fill


Department of Health Recruitment, Retention and Vacancies Survey March 1999