HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1214W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nursing posts there are in(a) London and (b) England which have been vacant for three months or more. [68157]

Mr. Hutton

The information requested is provided in the table.

England London region
Three month vacancy rate
Qualified staff (per cent.) 3.1 6.1
Three month vacancy numbers (wte)
Qualified staff 8,390 2,750
Staff in post (wte)
Qualified staff 255,760 41,980
Staff in Post (head count)
Qualified staff 299.950 46,470


1. Three month vacancies are vacancies as at 31 March 2002 which trusts are actively trying to fill, which have lasted for three months or more (whole time equivalent)

2. Three month vacancy rates are three month vacancies expressed as a percentage of three month vacancies plus staff in post from this survey.

3. Vacancy and staff in post numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

4. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place.

5. Due to rounding calculating the vacancy rates using the above data may not equal the actual.

6. Staff in data is from the non-medical work force census September 2001.


Department of Health Vacancy Survey 2002

Department of Health non medical work force census September 2001

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