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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22502: Annabelle Ewing (Cowdenbeath)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 3 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the number of (a) hospital consultants, (b) GPs, (c) dentists and (d) all NHS staff per 100,000 people in (i) Scotland, (ii) England and (iii) Wales.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 24 April 2019

d) According to the latest available published information, the number of all NHS staff in Scotland per 100,000 population is 2,594 WTE (whole or full-time equivalent), compared to 1,952 WTE in England and 2,493 WTE in Wales.

c) According to the latest available published information, the number of dentists in Scotland per 100,000 population is 68 (headcount), compared to 44 (headcount) in England and 47 (headcount) in Wales.

b) According to the latest available published information, the number of GP’s in Scotland per 100,000 population is 92 (headcount), compared to 73 (headcount) in England and 70 (headcount) in Wales.

a) According to the latest available published information, the number of hospital consultants in Scotland per 100,000 population is 101 WTE (whole or full-time equivalent), compared to 86 WTE in England and 81 WTE in Wales.

NHS ISD collate statistics on the number of hospital consultants, GP's, dentists and all NHS staff for NHS Scotland only. Statistics on the number of hospital consultants, GP's, dentists and all NHS staff for England and Wales are collected by NHS Digital and StatsWales respectively.