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Medical Accidents (Compensation)

Volume 87: debated on Thursday 21 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will take steps to introduce no-fault compensation for victims of medical accidents in Scotland.

No. Questions of compensation are for the courts to decide, if a settlement cannot be agreed between the parties.

Staff groups197919801981198219831984
Medical and Dental1,879·01,869·61,929·71,953·01,977·71,975·2
All Nursing14,098·814,977·415,880·515,856·115,449·715,394·8
All Scientific and PSM1,111·21,148·61,197·81,218·71,245·31,296·4
Administrative and Clerical3,423·33,416·33,526·93,558·83,615·73,637·9
Pharmacists and Opticians146·6147·3151·1153·6155·0153·7
All Staff30,388·431,290·932,464·732,416·531,893·531,765·1


The figures are shown in terms of whole-time equivalent

PSM = Professions supplementary to medicine

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the number of outpatients treated in hospitals controlled by the Greater Glasgow health board in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985.