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S5W-20862: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many employees have withdrawn from the NHS superannuation scheme in each year since 2016, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Kate Forbes 23 January 2019

The figures in the following table represent the number of employees who have withdrawn from the NHS Pension Schemes between 1 April 2016 and 31 December 2018. The figures include some former scheme members who have left NHS employment entirely, excluding those who have retired or transferred benefits.

NHS Board Number of employees who left the scheme
 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Total
NHS Ayrshire and
Arran
944 395 292 1631
NHS Borders 211 170 145 526
NHS Dumfries and
Galloway
348 196 146 690
NHS Education for
Scotland
179 108 189 476
NHS Fife 642 391 277 1310
NHS Forth Valley 603 256 227 1086
NHS Grampian 1468 1023 658 3149
NHS Greater Glasgow
and Clyde
2506 1749 972 5227
NHS Highland 769 598 385 1752
NHS Lanarkshire 1273 512 294 2079
NHS Lothian 2154 1211 907 4272
NHS National Services
Scotland*
569 333 203 1105
NHS Orkney 46 52 25 123
NHS Shetland 70 57 32 159
NHS Tayside 1024 649 479 2152
NHS Western Isles 85 40 53 178
Health Improvement
Scotland
15 29 17 61
National Waiting Times
Centre
205 105 77 387
Scottish Ambulance
Service
157 192 83 432
State Hospital 76 39 15 130
Total 13344 8105 5476 26925

* Includes figures for NHS 24 and NHS Health Scotland

Source: Figures provided by SPPA