Date lodged: 21 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what the annual (a) salary is of the National Chronic Pain Co-ordinator and (b) running cost is of (i) the office of the National Chronic Pain Co-ordinator and (ii) its other chronic pain groups.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 1 December 2016
The incumbent National Chronic Pain Co-ordinator is employed by NHS Fife. The Scottish Government provides reimbursement to the Board for protected work time via a Service Level Agreement (SLA). To deliver this service, NHS Fife provides a member of staff at Band 8a for 0.4 Whole Time Equivalent.
For the operating costs of the national chronic pain groups, I would refer the member to the answers to questions S5W-01879 and S5W-01880 on 7 September 2016. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament’s website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx.