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.