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Doctors (Geriatric Patients)

Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many doctors with specialist qualifications are in post in each health board area for the treatment of geriatric patients.

The number of consultants engaged wholly in geriatric medicine in Scotland as at 30 September 1985 is set out below. (Whole-time equivalent numbers are given in brackets). Geriatric patients are also treated by consultants in many other specialties.

Health boardConsultants in geriatric medicine
Argyll and Clyde5(5·0)
Ayrshire and Arran3(3·0)
Borders2(2·0)
Dumfries and Galloway2(2·0)
Fife3(3·0)
Forth Valley4(4·0)
Grampian4(4·0)
Greater Glasgow19(18·6)
Highland2(2·0)
Lanarkshire5(5·0)
Lothian12(10·9)
Orkney
Shetland
Tayside8(7·6)
Western Isles1(1·0)
Scotland70(68·2)