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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00598: Michael Russell (Argyll and Bute)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 8 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many staff NHS Highland employs, and how this compares with September 2006.

Answered by: Shona Robison 22 June 2016

Under this government the number of staff working in Scotland’s NHS has risen to a record high.

As at March 2016, 8,151.2 whole time equivalent staff were employed in NHS Highland – this is an increase of 22.9 per cent since September 2006, and a record high.*

*Source: Information Services Division Scotland (September 2006 to March 2016)