Date lodged: 11 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) nursing and (b) midwifery vacancies there have been in each year since 1999.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 18 March 2019
A table on the number of nursing and midwifery vacancies for staff working in NHSScotland from 2007 onwards has been placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre- Bib reference number 60524
The number of nursing and midwifery vacancies for staff working in NHSScotland as at 1999-2005 is available on the ISD website historic tables: Nursing and midwifery vacancies by level of qualification and specialty - total vacancies - trend
Please note: The information in these tables should be treated with caution. The non-submission of data is not thought to have a major impact on the vacancy rates shown but the underlying vacancy and establishment numbers will be undercounts of the real total. Figures from 2003 (shaded in the table) are considered to be the most reliable.
The information requested on nursing and midwifery vacancies for staff working in NHScotland for 2006 is not centrally available.