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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19833: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the comment in the Scottish Public Health Network report, Health Care Needs Assessment of Adult Chronic Pain Services in Scotland, that staffing “was the biggest concern for most boards”.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 15 November 2018

The Scottish Government recognises that effective workforce planning is essential in order for NHS Boards and Integration Authorities to provide safe and high quality patient care. That is why we have published a National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan covering the NHS, Social Care and Primary Care. The Plan includes a number of recommendations that will bring about improvements in workforce planning.