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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00589: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 8 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many clinical nurse specialists are employed by the NHS.

Answered by: Shona Robison 22 June 2016

As at 30 September 2015 there were 2,035.3 whole time equivalent (WTE) clinical nurse specialists in NHSScotland – an increase of 689.1 WTE, or 51.2 per cent under this government*.

In 2015-16 this government invested over £2.4 million of recurring funding to enhance access to specialist nursing and care, including the appointment of additional specialist nurses in NHS boards.

*(Source: 2006 ISD(M)50, Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland; 2015 Scottish Workforce Information Standard System (SWISS); ISD Scotland)