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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10574: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 3 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many health visitors have been recruited on a part-time basis in each of the last six years, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 29 August 2017

Workforce data on Health Visitors in contracted hours (part-time or full-time) is published quarterly by ISD Scotland and is available from March 2015 onwards at the workforce statistics web site:-

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2017-06-06/Health_Visitors_M2017.xls

Health Visitors were part of a recent review of community nurses data. Therefore, information on the Health Visitor workforce prior to March 2015 is not comparable with previous years.