Your figures are rather meaningless as an organisation the size of the NHS will always have unfilled vacancies. The natural turnover will mean there are always unfilled vacancies as they are being advertised, and in the middle the selection process.old boy wrote: ↑Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:36 pmAnd by the same token, I assume we should also credit the threat of Brexit for the fact that the NHS had circa 108,000 unfilled clinical positions plus about 35,000 clerical, administrative and other non-clinical posts requiring filling.
And there there is real evidence that the impending threat of Brexit plus the hardening of immigration rules has had a huge detrimental effect.
I agree there may be problems attracting permanent EU workers in the future but I don't understand why, for example, a Spanish nurse would be reluctant take a well paid temporary job in the UK for a short period prior to BREXIT? I find it even harder to understand why you're implying they can't fill clerical jobs.
Hardly a HUGE detrimental effect.From the NHS statistics website wrote: In March 2018 there were 28,998 advertised vacancy full-time equivalents in England published, this compares to 30,613 in 2017, 26,424 in 2016 and 26,406 in 2015.