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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08209
Asked by: Mercedes Villalba, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 26 April 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government when the recruitment freeze in its health and social care directorate (a) was put in place and (b) will come to an end.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 12 May 2022


Answer

The Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director-General Health and Social Care put in place a temporary pause on filling vacancies not currently advertised within Health and Social Care Directorates from 4 April 2022. The pause will remain in place for no longer than necessary, while consideration is given to the future pandemic response.