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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19139: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 1 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government which integration joint boards are recruiting additional mental health workers to meet Action 15 of the paper, Mental Health Strategy: 2017-2027 - 1st Progress Report.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 22 October 2018

We have been working with the Chief Officers of Integration Joint Boards on the development of this commitment. This includes obtaining further detailed workforce plans to provide information on workforce allocation, location of workforce for 2018-19 and details on the trajectory toward the 800 total by 2021-22. From these plans, 30 out of 31 Integrated Joint Boards have now begun the process of recruiting additional mental health workers under this commitment.