Nurse vacancies reach record high of almost 47,000 in England

Registered nurse vacancies in the NHS in England have reached a record high of almost 47,000, new figures have revealed.

Data published today by NHS Digital shows nursing vacancies have jumped a significant 21% in just one year.

There are a concerning 46,828 nurse vacancies in the English NHS as of June 2022, the data set has shown. This figure is the highest since records began and is up from 38,814 at the same time last year.

Once again, every region in England has seen a rise in vacancies on the previous year.