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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00507: Willie Rennie (North East Fife)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 6 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many children in each NHS board have been prescribed (a) Ritalin and (b) other drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in each year since 2011-12, broken down by gender.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 22 June 2016

The following table shows the number of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs prescribed to children*, 2011-12 to 2014-15, by NHS board.

Financial Year

NHS Board

No of patients prescribed Methylphenidate

No of patients prescribed Ritalin

No of patients prescribed other ADHD drugs

2011

NHS AYRSHIRE and ARRAN

286

23

55

2011

NHS BORDERS

289

23

47

2011

NHS DUMFRIES and GALLOWAY

193

10

48

2011

NHS FIFE

660

32

255

2011

NHS FORTH VALLEY

359

16

99

2011

NHS GRAMPIAN

840

65

137

2011

NHS GREATER GLASGOW and CLYDE

865

54

268

2011

NHS HIGHLAND

328

23

65

2011

NHS LANARKSHIRE

258

24

80

2011

NHS LOTHIAN

751

113

144

2011

NHS TAYSIDE

651

39

116

2011

NHS ISLAND BOARDS*

35

3

3

2012

NHS AYRSHIRE and ARRAN

283

12

52

2012

NHS BORDERS

304

23

52

2012

NHS DUMFRIES and GALLOWAY

178

8

46

2012

NHS FIFE

668

19

214

2012

NHS FORTH VALLEY

331

8

76

2012

NHS GRAMPIAN

874

50

132

2012

NHS GREATER GLASGOW and CLYDE

972

42

244

2012

NHS HIGHLAND

341

19

68

2012

NHS LANARKSHIRE

270

19

72

2012

NHS LOTHIAN

743

90

146

2012

NHS TAYSIDE

690

24

97

2012

NHS ISLAND BOARDS*

37

1

2

2013

NHS AYRSHIRE and ARRAN

329

16

68

2013

NHS BORDERS

320

13

64

2013

NHS DUMFRIES and GALLOWAY

202

6

41

2013

NHS FIFE

670

16

291

2013

NHS FORTH VALLEY

339

7

66

2013

NHS GRAMPIAN

939

37

173

2013

NHS GREATER GLASGOW and CLYDE

1084

32

295

2013

NHS HIGHLAND

343

12

57

2013

NHS LANARKSHIRE

294

19

70

2013

NHS LOTHIAN

881

89

192

2013

NHS TAYSIDE

831

16

170

2013

NHS ISLAND BOARDS*

42

1

4

2014

NHS AYRSHIRE and ARRAN

296

10

94

2014

NHS BORDERS

313

9

78

2014

NHS DUMFRIES and GALLOWAY

189

7

44

2014

NHS FIFE

699

22

410

2014

NHS FORTH VALLEY

320

3

73

2014

NHS GRAMPIAN

987

33

197

2014

NHS GREATER GLASGOW and CLYDE

1102

28

332

2014

NHS HIGHLAND

359

11

53

2014

NHS LANARKSHIRE

356

12

92

2014

NHS LOTHIAN

896

79

191

2014

NHS TAYSIDE

892

10

232

2014

NHS ISLAND BOARDS**

35

0

4

* Children are defined as aged 19 and under.

** NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and NHS Western Isles.