Date lodged: 7 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how much it invested on health visitors in 2016-17.
Answered by: Shona Robison 19 December 2017
The Scottish Government allocated £2 million, £6.8 million, and £19 million in 2014-15, 2015.16 and 2017-18 respectively for additional Health Visitors. In 2016-17, funding for Health Visitors was included in the new Outcomes Framework (totalling over £160 million) issued to Health Boards. All of this funding supported the provision of an additional 500 health visitor posts. In addition, a further £4 million has been allocated to Health Boards over the same period in respect of Health Visiting training.