Date lodged: 26 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many on-call NHS services have been put out to private tender.
Answered by: Shona Robison 10 May 2017
The Scottish Government does not hold information on how many on-call NHS services have been put out to private tender.
The Scottish Government funds NHS 24, a special health board, to provide the 111 service in Scotland. There is a private tender process for the 111 service in England and Wales. This does not exist in Scotland for Out of Hours Services.