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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18154: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 10 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many nurses have (a) joined and (b) left NHS Borders in each year since 2007.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 30 August 2018

The number of joiners and leavers across an entire year is not captured centrally. However, the equivalent information available centrally, showing the number of net joiners and net leavers for qualified nursing and midwifery staff in NHS Borders each year between 2008 and 2017 is shown in Table 1.

Table 1. Qualified nursing and midwifery staff in NHS Borders - Net joiners and leavers, in each year ending 30 Sep, from 2008 to 2017 (Whole Time Equivalent).

 

Year ending 30 Sep

Nursing

Midwifery

Net Joiners

Net Leavers

Net Joiners

Net Leavers

2008

95.6

42.4

8.6

3.3

2009

62.0

43.0

4.9

3.7

2010

35.3

51.6

-

1.8

2011

16.0

57.1

1.0

0.9

2012

25.8

48.0

3.1

2.9

2013

56.2

61.5

14.6

4.5

2014

46.7

47.6

1.5

15.1

2015

57.3

51.3

4.4

2.0

2016

67.5

57.3

1.9

3.6

2017

56.1

62.7

3.6

5.6

 

Source: Scottish Workforce Information Standard System (SWISS), ISD Scotland