Date lodged: 3 August 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to ensure that the additional 500 health visitors committed to in 2014 will be (a) trained and (b) recruited by 2018.
Answered by: Shona Robison 29 August 2017
We have engaged with all Health Boards since the commitment to delivery of the 500 additional health visitors by 2018 was made in 2014. This engagement includes monitoring progress through quarterly returns and face to face meetings. A further series of meetings is due to take place between September 2017 and January 2018.
Our discussions and information to date suggest we are on track to meet this commitment.