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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18296: Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many nursing posts at NHS Tayside have been (a) advertised and (b) filled in each of the last five calendar years.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 5 September 2018

Information on the total number of nursing posts that have been advertised or filled in NHS Boards in a particular year is not centrally held.

ISD Workforce collects quarterly census data on the number of nursing vacancies at national and NHS Board level. A vacancy is defined as a post which has been cleared for advert after being through the redeployment process (internal or external advert) and remains a vacancy until an individual starts in the post.

The most recent data, published on 4 September 2018, can be found at http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2018-06-05/Nursing-and-Midwifery.asp .