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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-00228: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the vacancy rate is for GPs in Fife, and how many posts have been vacant for at least six months.

Answered by: Shona Robison 5 October 2016

The Primary Care Workforce Survey collected information on GP practices reporting current vacancies at 31 August 2015. It showed that the vacancy rate for responding practices in NHS Fife was 5.6%, and nine of those posts had been vacant for over six months.