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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-01176
Asked by: Jackson Carlaw, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 2 July 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to publish a new workforce plan at this stage in the COVID-19 vaccination programme and whether any such document would include proposals to reduce the presence of independent contractors in delivering vaccines.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 August 2021


Answer

Detailed workforce planning, in partnership with NHS Scotland health boards is underway to enable delivery of the next stage of COVID-19 vaccinations, alongside the seasonal influenza vaccination programme. On 05 July 2021, we provided health boards with the latest available planning assumptions and advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. This included workforce deployment requirements, broken down by health board, alongside planning information to enable health boards to continue to work towards building a sustainable vaccinations workforce. We will share further workforce planning information with MSPs shortly on the plans for the delivery of Covid-19 and seasonal influenza vaccinations across NHS Scotland this coming autumn.