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Health Service (Consultant Posts)

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many consultant posts in the Scottish Health Service are unfilled at present; where the unfilled posts are located; and what was the equivalent position 12 months ago.[16169]

The information requested is shown in the table.

Hospital medical and dental consultant vacancies as at 30 September
19961997
Trust/Health BoardTotal vacanciesPosts vacant more than six monthsTotal vacanciesPosts vacant more than six months
Aberdeen Royal Hospitals NHS Trust10554
Angus NHS Trust3
Argyll and Bute NHS Trust1121
Ayrshire and Arran Community Health Care NHS Trust5555
Borders Community Health Services NHS Trust1
Borders General Hospital NHS Trust6122
Caithness and Sutherland NHS TrustI3
Central Scotland Healthcare NHS Trust5121
Dumfries and Galloway Acute and Maternity Hospitals NHS Trust5565
Dumfries and Galloway Community Health NHS Trust1111
Dundee Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust221
Dundee Healthcare NHS Trust
East and Midlothian NHS Trust

Hospital medical and dental consultant vacancies as at 30 September

1996

1997

Trust/Health Board

Total vacancies

Posts vacant more than six months

Total vacancies

Posts vacant more than six months

Edinburgh Healthcare NHS Trust112
Edinburgh Sick Children's NHS Trust22
Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary NHS Trust6211
Fife Healthcare NHS Trust2121
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School NHS Trust11
Glasgow Royal Infirmary University NHS Trust7
Grampian Healthcare NHS Trust12451
Greater Glasgow Community and Mental Health Services NHS Trust9342
Hairmyres and Stonehouse Hospitals NHS Trust2221
Highland Communities NHS Trust221
Inverclyde Royal NHS Trust8533
Kirkcaldy Acute Hospitals NHS Trust313
Lanarkshire Healthcare NHS Trust1212107
Law Hospital NHS Trust10997
Lomond Healthcare NHS Trust41
Monklands and Bellshill Hospitals NHS Trust124107
Moray Health Services NHS Trust36
North Ayrshire and Arran NHS Trust121
Orkney Health Board Unit
Perth and Kinross Healthcare NHS Trust2111
Queen Margaret Hospital NHS Trust3231
Raigmore Hospital NHS Trust5432
Renfrewshire Healthcare NHS Trust6463

Hospital medical and dental consultant vacancies as at 30 September

1996

1997

Trust/Health Board

Total vacancies

Posts vacant more than six months

Total vacancies

Posts vacant more than six months

Royal Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust4232
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust992
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service21
Shetland Hospitals and Community Services Unit144
South Ayrshire Hospitals NHS Trust417
Southern General Hospital NHS Trust2121
State Hospital
Stirling Royal Infirmary NHS Trust222
Stobhill NHS Trust13
Victoria Infirmary NHS Trust2131
West Glasgow Hospitals University NHS Trust1
West Lothian NHS Trust3
Western General Hospitals NHS Trust6131
Western Isles Health Unit322
Yorkhill NHS Trust5211
Total18710114469