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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03145: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many consultant psychiatry vacancies there are, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 13 October 2016

Number (whole time equivalent) of psychiatric consultant vacancies by NHS board as at 30 June 2016.

 

Total Vacancies

Scotland

55.5

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

4.0

NHS Borders

3.0

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

1.0

NHS Fife

1.6

NHS Forth Valley

4.8

NHS Grampian

6.7

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

11.8

NHS Highland

3.0

NHS Lanarkshire

4.0

NHS Lothian

1.7

NHS Orkney

1.0

NHS Shetland

-

NHS Tayside

10.9

NHS Western Isles

-

State Hospital

2.0

Source: ISD(M)36, Scottish Workforce Information Standard System (SWISS), ISD Scotland

Notes

A vacancy is a post which has been cleared for advert after being through the redeployment process (internal or external advert) and remains a vacancy until an individual starts in the post. Prior to this, a vacancy stopped being classified as such at the point when the post was offered to someone and accepted. The impact of this change is a significant increase in the number of reported vacancies