Date lodged: 22 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how it will increase the mental health workforce.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 19 April 2017
Following the publication of the National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan, and the Mental Health Strategy 2017-27, the Scottish Government will be working with Integration Authorities, NHS boards, training providers and other partners to deliver the commitment to increasing investment in the mental health workforce in key settings.
The work will take account of the mix of different staff that will be needed, different models of delivery, and implications for training and workforce development.