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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19937: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many neurologists have been employed by each NHS board in each year since 2007.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 21 November 2018

The number of medical staff employed by each NHS Board, by specialty, from 2007 to the most recent published data as at 30 June 2018, is available on the ISD website:

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2018-09-04/Medical_Trend_J2018.xls (Consultant SIP tab)

This data shows four neurology related specialties: neurology, neurosurgery, clinical neurophysiology and diagnostic neuropathology (introduced December 2016).