Date lodged: 4 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of NHS procurement employees is qualified in procurement, also broken down by the proportion holding Chartered Institute of Procurement accreditation.
Answered by: Shona Robison 1 November 2016
Personnel employed within procurement across NHSScotland hold a wide variety of qualifications ranging from NVQ/SVQ certificates to degrees in law, engineering, business studies and clinical competencies. Approximately 30% hold accreditation with the Chartered Institute of Procurement (CIPS) with a number of others studying for the qualification. Not all posts require CIPS and based on the nature of the role the job specification will describe the required minimum qualification and/or experience requirements.