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S5W-03877: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 18 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S5W-01999 by Shona Robison on 13 September 2016, how many of the five GP Specialty Training (GPST) posts in the North region have been filled and whether it remains on target to fill the remaining posts by February 2017.

Answered by: Shona Robison 14 November 2016

The North region is made up of the Caledonian and Grampian training programmes. Two posts in the Caledonian programme have filled but the three in Grampian have not. The three unfilled posts will be advertised again when recruitment opens in November for an August 2017 start date.

In addition to these new posts, 58 established GPST posts were advertised in the North region in earlier 2016 recruitment rounds, with 45 filled.