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S5W-13084: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 29 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many level 3 ambulance technicians were recruited in 2016-17, also broken down by how many were appointed  to backfill places following the recruitment of other level 3 technicians to become new paramedics.

Answered by: Shona Robison 13 December 2017

In 2016-17, 254 technicians were recruited by the Scottish Ambulance Service. 179 of these technicians were recruited to backfill vacancies left by technicians progressing to paramedic training.