Date lodged: 21 March 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many pharmacists have been working in the NHS in each year since 1999, also broken down by NHS board.
Answered by: Shona Robison 10 April 2018
The number of pharmacists employed by NHSScotland is published annually from 1999 by Board.
Data from 2007 to the most recent data, published on 5 December 2017, can be found at https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2018-03-06/Non-Medical_Trend_D2017.xls .
Data from 1999 to 2007 can be found at http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Historic-Data/WFF01_HB_REG.xls .
Further information on the statistics, including information on how the data are collected and notes to aid interpretation, is given in the 'FAQs' section of the Workforce Statistics website at http://www.isdscotland.org/workforce/