Date lodged: 16 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 6 December 2016, NHS staffing at new record high, how many of the 11,500 additional staff are whole-time equivalent.
Answered by: Shona Robison 26 January 2017
Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) information provides a better indicator of total labour input than a simple headcount. It is useful to support workforce planning and therefore continues to be in demand.
All staffing levels quoted in the Scottish Government press release of 6 December 2016, “NHS staffing at new record high” are expressed as WTE.
The full press release is available at the following link:-