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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02200: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people are employed (a) full-time and (b) part-time by NHS as (i) audiologists, (ii) cardiac physiologists, (iii) gastro-intestinal physiologists, (iv) neurophysiologists, (v) respiratory physiologists and (vi) sleep physiologists.

Answered by: Shona Robison 26 September 2016

Information on the Healthcare Science clinical group, which these staff work within, is not held by ISD Scotland at this level of detail. However, the latest published ISD Scotland statistics show that the total number of full-time Healthcare Science staff has increased by 3.6 per cent under this Government, to 4,428.0 Whole Time Equivalent (WTE). The total number of part-time Healthcare Science staff has increased by 16.3 per cent under this Government, to 1,019.5 WTE.

Further information on the latest published Healthcare Science staff in post figures can be found in the data tables of the Workforce Statistics website at:- https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2016-09-06/HCS_Staff_J2016.xls