Date lodged: 21 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many of the 800 additional mental health workers that it committed to recruiting in its mental health strategy have been appointed.
Answered by: Clare Haughey 20 September 2018
We are currently working with the Chief Officers of Integration Authorities on the development of this commitment. This includes obtaining detailed workforce plans which provide information on workforce allocation, location of workforce for 2018-19, and details on the trajectory toward the 800 total by 2021-22. We expect to receive these plans for further analysis by the October recess.