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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11340: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 18 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many  a) consultant and (b) professional dermatologists are employed by each NHS board, also broken down by (i) how many positions have been vacant and (ii) the longest time each board has taken to fill a vacancy in the last 12 months.

Answered by: Shona Robison 26 September 2017

Information on how many (a) consultant dermatologists are employed in each NHSScotland Board is published by ISD Scotland and is available at the following web link:-

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2017-09-05/Consultant_Staff_In_Post_J2017.xls

“Professional dermatologists” is not a recognised specialty. However, information on specialist doctors, including dermatology medical staff, is published by ISD Scotland and is available at the following web link:-

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2017-09-05/HCHS_by_specialty_J2017.xls

Information on (i) vacant consultant dermatology posts, broken down by NHSScotland Board is published by ISD Scotland and is available at the following web link:-

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2017-09-05/Consultant_Vacancies_J2017.xls

Information on (ii) the longest time each NHSScotland Board has taken to fill a vacancy in the last 12 months is not centrally held. Specific local information may be available from individual NHSScotland Boards.