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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21603: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 11 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its latest NHS workforce plan.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 26 February 2019

We have already published workforce plans covering the NHS, Primary Care and Social Care.

We intend to publish our integrated health and social care workforce plan this year, as the Health Secretary made clear when she updated parliament in November. We are also currently taking our safe staffing legislation through the Scottish Parliament – the first multidisciplinary workforce and workload planning legislation in the UK.

Workforce supply pressures are compounded by the impact of Brexit, and we will undertake additional international recruitment activity in this financial year to promote the resilience of NHS Scotland as a result of EU Withdrawal.