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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18432: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what account NHS workforce planning takes of the need for trained health professionals who can deliver thrombectomy.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 18 September 2018

Our national health and social care workforce plan details the commitments we are taking to promote the long term sustainability of health and social care services in Scotland. This includes explicit commitments to expand both undergraduate and specialist medical training.

NHS Scotland Boards are required to have the correct staff in place to meet the needs of the service and ensure high quality patient care.