Date lodged: 14 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the dental workforce in NHS Grampian has fallen by 11.1% WTE in the last year.
Answered by: Shona Robison 9 January 2018
The 11.1% decrease refers to the dental workforce category known as Hospital and Community Health Services Dentistry, part of which includes hospital dentists. The decrease in NHS Education for Scotland hospital dentists was largely due to a local data cleansing exercise which removed medical grades recorded for these staff. ISD are working with NHS Education for Scotland to address the issues ensuring locally uploaded data is available in the national database.