Mental Health Services: Vacancies

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 12 September 2018.

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Photo of Paula Sherriff Paula Sherriff Shadow Minister (Mental Health and Social Care), Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) posts and (b) vacancies were there in mental health NHS trusts in England in the most recent month for which data is available.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Improvement collect vacancy rates from individual National Health Service providers and publish them as part of their “Quarterly performance of the NHS provider sector” report.

There are 53 NHS mental health providers. The most recent data reported in Q1 2018/19 (as at the end of June 2018) shows that there are 187,215 Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) workforce staff in post with 22,018 vacancies. This is a vacancy rate of 10.5% out of a total workforce establishment (209,233 WTE). This information represents management information only and not an official statistic.

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