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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-15790: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 4 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-15089 by Shona Robison on 21 March 2018, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding how many posts in each NHS board were vacant for (a) between (i) six and 12, (ii) 12 and 18, (iii) 18 and 24, (iv) 24 and 30 and (v) 30 and 36 and (b) over 36 months.

Answered by: Shona Robison 19 April 2018

The Scottish Government does not hold the information requested. The options available to practices responding to the Primary Care Workforce Survey to record the length the time that posts were vacant for were; Less than 3 months; 3 to 6 months; Over 6 months. The survey did not collect further detail on the length of time that posts were vacant.