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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-07771: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many cancer clinical nurse specialists there are in each NHS board, also broken down by how many specialise in urological cancers.

Answered by: Shona Robison 16 March 2017

Information on the number of specialist nurses who are responsible for the delivery of cancer care and urology oncology is published by ISD Scotland and is available at the following link:-

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2016-12-06/Clinical_Nurse_Specialists_S2016.xls

The Scottish Government has committed to invest an extra £2.5 million of recurring funding in specialist nursing and care from 2015-16 onwards.

NHSScotland Boards are expected to ensure that patients with specialist conditions have appropriate access to a range of professionals, including specialist nurses, to ensure optimum management of their condition.