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S5W-15791: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 4 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-15090 by Shona Robison on 21 March 2018, whether, in the course of the Primary Care Workforce Survey Scotland 2017, it was provided with the information that was requested regarding what the longest period is that a current GP post has been vacant for, and in which NHS board this is and, if so, whether it will provide this information.

Answered by: Shona Robison 24 April 2018

The options available to practices responding to the Primary Care Workforce Survey to record the length the time that posts were vacant for were; Less than 3 months; 3 to 6 months; Over 6 months. The survey did not collect further detail on the length of time that posts were vacant there for.