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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18297: Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many nurses have (a) joined and (b) left NHS Tayside in each calander year since 2007.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 13 September 2018

Year ending 30 Sep

Nursing and Midwifery

Net Joiners

Net Leavers

2008

552.1

207.4

2009

310.5

201.4

2010

172.3

209.7

2011

172.0

176.4

2012

232.5

208.5

2013

301.8

236.1

2014

330.7

267.2

2015

329.5

309.3

2016

314.5

326.1

2017

312.0

323.1

Source: Scottish Workforce Information Standard System (SWISS), ISD Scotland.

 

Table 1. Qualified nursing and midwifery staff in NHS Tayside - Net joiners and leavers, in each year ending 30 Sep, from 2008 to 2017 (Whole Time Equivalent).

The number of net joiners and net leavers for qualified nursing and midwifery staff in NHS Tayside each year between 2008 and 2017 is shown in Table 1.

The total number of joiners and leavers across an entire year is not captured centrally. However, numbers of net joiners and net leavers are available.

The number of Nurses & Midwives working in NHS Tayside has increased by 1.5% between September 2006 and June 2018.