From the Herald today:
One in 14 consultant posts in NHS Scotland is vacant, with one health board saying it has advertised some vacancies 24 times without a single applicant. Data obtained under freedom of information by the Scottish Liberal Democrats found that 381 out of 5,367 consultant roles are currently unfilled.
From Jeanne Freeman in 2019:
7% vacancies must be a relief to the BMA. In February 2021, they were predicting 15%, more than twice as many:
Crisis, what crisis? Why today? Oh yes, the Liberal Democrats. When did they get the data? November 2020!