Practice vacancies shrink for third year running

Vacancy rates for GPs, practice nurses and practice staff in England and Wales have shrunk for the third year in a row, according to figures published by the NHS Information centre today.

They show that GP vacancy rates for 2008 are 0.3 per cent in England and 0.2 per cent in Wales. They were 0.8 and 0.9 per cent in 2007.

Practice nurse vacancies per 100,000 patients were 0.3 in England and 0  in Wales this year. They were 0.5 and 0.4 in 2007.

Practice staff vacancies per 100,000 patients were 0.6 in England and 0.4 in Wales this year compared with 1 and 0.8 the year before.

GP Practice Vacancies Survey 2008

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