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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21742: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many degree-qualified audiologists delivering frontline services each NHS board has, also broken down by the number of (a) vacancies there are and (b) such specialists each board will require in each of the next 10 years.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 5 March 2019

This information is not held centrally.

ISD publish Healthcare Science workforce data at the Clinical Physiological Science level and audiology is a speciality within Clinical Physiological Science. ISD data at 30 September 2018 is set out below, they do not collect information about Healthcare Science vacancies.

Clinical Physiology workforce at 30 September 2018 by NHS Board.

NHS BOARD

WTE

Ayrshire and Arran

57.8

Borders

6.0

Dumfries and Galloway

10.7

Fife

30.1

Forth Valley

4.2

Grampian

57.9

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

151.4

Highland

19.9

Lanarkshire

45.4

Lothian

86.9

National Waiting Times Centre

17.1

Orkney

1.0

Tayside

80.7

Western Isles

0.5

Total

569.6

Information about this workforce group at speciality level is only available from individual NHS Boards.