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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-00224: Alison Johnstone (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 28 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether consultant posts that have been unfilled for more than six months are recorded as vacant by ISD Scotland.

Answered by: Shona Robison 5 October 2016

Consultant posts that have been unfilled for more than six months are recorded as vacant by ISD Scotland.

We continue to work closely with NHS Scotland boards to support their staff recruitment efforts – that is why we have seen the number of Consultants increase by a record 43.1% under this Government, to over 5,200 Whole Time Equivalent.