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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00607: Ash Denham (Edinburgh Eastern)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 8 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many staff NHS Lothian 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, 19,968.7 whole time equivalent staff were employed in NHS Lothian – this is an increase of 10.8 per cent since September 2006, and a record high.

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