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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22700: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-22097 by Clare Haughey on 26 March 2019, how many of the new mental health workers are employed by each NHS board, broken down by job title.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 2 May 2019

The Scottish Government does not have the level of detail requested.

It should be noted that the recruitment of the additional mental health workers is being carried out by Integration Authorities (IAs) who have devolved responsibility for health and social care. Although NHS Boards are members of IAs, not all of the additional workers will therefore be employed by them.

IAs do however have a responsibility to report on this additional workforce and as advised previously through S5W-22097, a further update on the progress being made with this commitment will be available in May 2019 via the following link https://www.gov.scot/publications/mental-health-workers-quarterly-performance-reports/ .