The number of vacancies for music therapists in the National Health Service is not held centrally. NHS Improvement collects vacancy data for three staff groups; doctors, nurses and ‘other staff’. These published vacancy statistics are not broken down by the different specialties and professions e.g. allied health professions.
The NHS People Plan work programme is completing a review of all allied health professions. This will look at both the current and future capacity need for the allied health professions including music therapists.