NHS Staff

Health written question – answered on 1st September 2004.

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Photo of Mr Parmjit Gill Mr Parmjit Gill Liberal Democrat, Leicester South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff vacancies there were in the NHS in Leicestershire in each year since 1997.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The information requested is shown in the table.

Department of Health vacancies survey, 1999–2004 -- Vacancies in the Leicestershire Health Authority area by trust and by all staff groups.Three month vacancy rates and numbers
1999 2000 2001
Leicestershire Health Authority (1999–2001) and Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland SHA (2002–2004) 3 month

vacancy rate

(per centage)

3 month

vacancy

number

3 month

vacancy rate

(percentage)

3 month

vacancy

number

3 month

vacancy rate

(percentage)

3 month

vacancy

number

GP 44 89
Consultant and other Doctors (excluding Doctors in training) 3.10 13 (81) (81) 0
All nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff (excluding HA staff) 0.6 37 2.2 131 0.8 47
All scientific, therapeutic and technical staff (excluding HA staff) 0.6 11 0.9 17 0.1 2
All other staff (excluding HA staff) 0.1 5 1.1 41 0.1 3
2002 2003 2004
Leicestershire Health Authority (1999–2001) and Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland SHA (2002–2004) 3 month

vacancy rate

(per centage)

3 month

vacancy

number

3 month

vacancy rate

(percentage)

3 month

vacancy

number

3 month

vacancy rate

(percentage)

3 month

vacancy

number

GP 123(79) 85(80)
Consultant and other Doctors (excluding Doctors in training) 1.70 9 0 3.40 20
All nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff (excluding HA staff) 3.0 285 2.8 281 1.7 192
All scientific, therapeutic and technical staff (excluding HA staff) 3.3 98 3.4 112 2.8 78
All other staff (excluding HA staff) 0.2 17 0.6 47 1.2 97

(79) In 2002,1 HA in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland did not respond to the survey. No figures for PCTs are available before 2003 as previous years vacancy numbers were collected from Health Authorities. Vacancy numbers for each year refer to the number of vacancies occuring in the 12 month period between 1 April and 31 March.

(80) Vacancy numbers for Leicestershire PCTs (3) 2000 data not available.

(81) 2000 data not available.

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