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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00593: Joan McAlpine (South Scotland)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 8 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many staff NHS Borders employs, and how this compares with September 2006.

Answered by: Shona Robison 22 June 2016

Under this government, the number of staff working in Scotland’s NHS has risen to a record high.

As at March 2016, 2,601.2 whole time equivalent staff were employed in NHS Borders – a 3.2 per cent increase since September 2006.*

*Source: Information Services Division Scotland (September 2006 to March 2016)