Date lodged: 26 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported shortage of specialists in NHS Dumfries and Galloway, how it will ensure the future of existing specialists in the region.
Answered by: Shona Robison 7 February 2018
50 additional widening access places. Additionally, the ScotGEM programme will provide 55 new places, with a particular focus on working in remote and rural areas across Scotland; over the next 10 years this will generate an additional 330 medical graduates. Furthermore, through our National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan we have committed to providing up to 100 additional medical places by the end of this parliament.