Va­cancy spike

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

Na­tional fig­ures show the num­ber of va­can­cies in the NHS has risen by 12% year on year, from 26,424 in March 2016 to 30,613 in March 2017.

NHS Dig­i­tal said 11,485 (38%) of the 30,613 va­can­cies in March were for nurses and mid­wives – 17% up on the 9,784 on last year – and an­other 6,575 (21%) for ad­min­is­tra­tive and cler­i­cal staff.

The fig­ures were com­piled from data gath­ered on the num­ber of ad­verts on re­cruit­ment site NHS Jobs.

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