Date lodged: 30 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many NHS DATIX reporting concerns have been raised in relation to staff shortages in each of the last three years.
Answered by: Shona Robison 14 December 2017
DATIX reports are held locally by individual NHS Boards and the information is part of Staff Governance Reporting (primarily through Boards' Health & Safety Departments). NHSScotland Workforce data published by ISD Scotland on 6 December 2017, available at:
shows a record number of staff working in our health service, with an overall increase of 9.8 percentage points since September 2006.