Dear NHS England,
Would you please inform me of how many occupational therapist, from band five to band eight, work in NHS England. May I see this number for 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020 and this year?
Would you also please inform me of how many places were vacant for occupational therapy through the same years ?
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“Would you please inform me of how many occupational therapist, from band
five to band eight, work in NHS England. May I see this number for
2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020 and this year? Would you also please inform
me of how many places were vacant for occupational therapy through the
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