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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14905: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 27 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the average number of hours per year is that NHS staff dedicate to revalidation to demonstrate that they continue to be fit to practice, broken down by specialism.

Answered by: Shona Robison 13 March 2018

The nine health professions regulators have each established their own systems for ensuring continuing professional development and fitness to practise. In each case, the responsibility for meeting the conditions for continued registration lies with the individual practitioner rather than their employer. The Scottish Government has no statutory function in monitoring or collating revalidation compliance data.