WQ85158 (e) Tabled on 17/05/2022

Further to the First Minister's comments in Plenary on 10 May 2022 regarding workforce data, will the Minister provide an update on plans to ensure that all health boards routinely publish uniformly collected secondary care workforce and vacancy data?

Answered by Minister for Health and Social Services | Answered on 20/05/2022

NHS Wales organisations actively manage their workforce when vacancies arise. There are now more doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals working in the NHS in Wales than ever before.

Officials continue to work with Knowledge and Analytical Services, Health Education and Improvement Wales, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and health boards to improve data, intelligence and analytics across a range of workforce metrics. NHS Wales vacancy data for the directly employed workforce will be routinely collected and published in the coming months.