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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13100: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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:

http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/index.asp#2056

shows a record number of staff working in our health service, with an overall increase of 9.8 percentage points since September 2006.