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Advertisements for medical vacancies increase by 8% in a year

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 26 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3610
  1. Tom Moberly, UK editor
  1. The BMJ

NHS trusts are increasing their recruitment efforts to fill vacancies, posting 8% more advertisements for medical jobs on NHS Jobs in 2016-17 than in the previous year.

In the year to March 2017, NHS trusts in England advertised to fill 32 153 full time equivalent medical jobs, up from 29 776 in the year to March 2016.

The increase in the number of posts advertised was greatest among foundation doctors and specialty doctors. The …

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