Date lodged: 16 August 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many nurses in each NHS board specialise in Parkinson's disease, also expressed as a ratio to the number of people with the condition.
Answered by: Shona Robison 9 September 2016
Due to the multidisciplinary nature of some nursing roles, a nurse may work in more than one specialty, however only one specialist area is recorded for each nurse.
Nurses specialising in Parkinson’s disease are known to be under-recorded in the centrally held data, therefore it is not possible to accurately report on the numbers of specialist Parkinson’s nurses or vacancies in each NHS board.
Specific local information may be available from NHS Scotland health boards.