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.