Question reference: S6W-04780
- Asked by: Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, Scottish Labour
- Date lodged: 2 December 2021
Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 20 December 2021
To ask the Scottish Government how many dental nurses have been seconded to administer COVID-19 and flu vaccinations.
A total of 22,635 dental staff are registered on the Vaccine Management Tool (VMT). This includes both dentists and dental nurses.
These staff would register voluntarily, as independent contractors, on the relevant staff bank of their health board, and book shifts via that system, which does not constitute secondment.