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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21551: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-20862 by Kate Forbes on 23 January 2019, whether it will provide the information that was provided expressed as a percentage of (a) each NHS board's and the (b) total NHS workforce.

Answered by: Kate Forbes 28 February 2019

The information provided in S5W-20862 related to withdrawals from the scheme. The actual information sought is the number of opt outs from the scheme. The following table provides details of the opt outs from the scheme between 1 April 2016 and 31 January 2019.

NHS Board

Number of employees who opted out the scheme*

 

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Total

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

607

187

135

929

NHS Borders

67

31

29

127

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

164

90

71

325

NHS Education for Scotland

59

29

22

110

NHS Fife

316

187

159

662

NHS Forth Valley

247

180

161

588

NHS Grampian

669

338

234

1241

NHS Greater Glasgow and
Clyde

1156

833

622

2611

NHS Highland

399

207

150

756

NHS Lanarkshire

967

346

267

1580

NHS Lothian

1073

663

550

2286

NHS National Services Scotland**

333

156

61

550

NHS Orkney

22

21

6

49

NHS Shetland

16

13

8

37

NHS Tayside

470

260

247

977

NHS Western Isles

41

22

10

73

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

3

6

8

17

National Waiting Times Centre

155

70

52

277

Scottish Ambulance Service

35

89

17

141

State Hospital

53

18

6

77

Total

6852

3746

2815

13413

* Includes those who at the time of opting out may have retained scheme membership through a dual or multiple contract, or those who opted out of the scheme but re-joined at a later date.

**Includes figures from NHS 24 and NHS Health Scotland

Source: Figures provided by SPPA

Information on the NHS Scotland workforce, including for each NHS Board, is published by Information Services Division Scotland on the Overall Staff in Post dashboard:
https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2018-12-04/Overall.asp .