Date lodged: 15 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many surgeons the NHS has employed in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.
Answered by: Shona Robison 29 May 2018
Information on consultant numbers, of which consultants working in surgical specialities is a sub category, is published by ISD Scotland and is available at the following web links:
Data from 1997-2007 can be found here: https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Historic-Data/WFB03_B04_HB_REG.xls
Data from 2007-Dec 17 can be found here: https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2018-03-06/Medical_Trend_D2017.xls