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NHS LOTHIAN EMPLOYS 23,116 OF STAFF – A 15.1% INCREASE OVER FIVE YEARS

NHS LOTHIAN EMPLOYS 23,116 OF STAFF – A 15.1% INCREASE OVER FIVE YEARS

Published date : 07 March, 2022

NHS Lothian has recorded record numbers of staff levels this year with 23,116 employed by the health board – a 15.1% increase over the past five years.

 

Across Scotland, more than 155,000 staff have been hired, with increases in whole-time equivalent (WTE) staff for ten consecutive years.

 

In Lothian there has been a 4.3% increase in the past year in staffing levels and a 15.1%  increase in the past five years.

 

Commenting, Angela Constance said:

 

“Our NHS staff in NHS Lothian have shown incredible dedication and commitment to our health service in the past two years and beyond. We will never be able to thank them enough for their heroic efforts.

 

“Under the Scottish Government, staffing levels in the NHS in Scotland have increased to record levels. The Scottish Government’s long-term investment in the workforce has accelerated since the outset of the pandemic and we are seeing that in reality, with a [%5YEAR] increase over the past five years here in the Lothians.

 

“The Scottish Government also continues to recognise the effort of our staff having offered them the best pay rise in the UK. They also continue to be the best paid health staff compared to their counterparts in the rest of the UK.”

 

ENDS

 

 

 

NHS Health Board

Staff numbers

% change in past year

% change in past 5 years

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

9,463

4.3

7.8

NHS Borders

2,784

5.5

7.6

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

3,910

2.5

11.6

NHS Fife

8,175

5.7

12.3

NHS Forth Valley

5,963

3.6

12.2

NHS Grampian

13,649

5.1

12.6

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

36,362

2.9

5.7

NHS Highland

8,762

4.8

6.4

NHS Lanarkshire

12,435

4

17.4

NHS Lothian

23,116

4.3

15.1

NHS Orkney

603

5.5

18.6

NHS Shetland

693

5.5

25.5

NHS Tayside

12,519

5

5.4

NHS Western Isles

863

2.9

5.7

   

 

 


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