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Geriatric Specialists

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list under regional headings the number of geriatric specialists employed in the State service in each Scottish region indicating in each case the ratio of population to specialist.

The number of consultant geriatricians in each health board area and the ratio per 1,000 population are as follows:

Health BoardNumber of consultantsRatio of consultants to 1,000 population
Highland11:175
Grampian41:111
Tayside41: 99
Lothian61:125
Fife21:167
Borders11: 99
Greater Glasgow151: 76
Forth Valley21:132
Lanarkshire41:139
Argyll and Clyde51: 91
Ayrshire and Arran21:186
Dumfries and Galloway21: 72
Orkney
Shetland
Western Isles
Scotland481:109