Workforce census 2015 - The paediatric workforce: focus on Scotland

The RCPCH has carried out a census of paediatricians and child health services every two years since 1999. This briefing, part of our State of Child Health short report series, focusses on data from the RCPCH Workforce Census 2015 which relates specifically to Scotland.

Data collection was launched on 30 September 2015 and closed in summer 2016. In Scotland, we received full responses from 81.8% (9/11) of health boards providing child health services. Where no or partial response was received, we used alternative sources of data, including organisation websites, the GMC register and Specialist Info, to ensure basic information was known.