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Prematurely retired in the interest of efficiency: FOI release

Published: 30 Nov 2017

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02697
Date received: 8 November 2017
Date responded: 30 November 2017

Information requested

1. The numbers recorded as having prematurely retired in the interest of efficiency of the service by Health Board, including Special Health Boards from 2010 - 2016.

2. Information to be categorised by broad salary bands, or whatever is most appropriate to minimise disclosure.

3. Average length of service.

Response

1. The numbers recorded as having prematurely retired in the interest of efficiency of the service by Health Board, including Special Health Boards from 2010 - 2016. The number of those who prematurely retired in the interests of efficiency across the below mentioned Health Boards from 2010-16 is 37.

Health Boards

State Hospital, Carstairs
NHS Fife
NHS Greater Glasgow
NHS Lanarkshire
NHS Grampian
NHS Orkney
NHS Lothian
NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Tayside
NHS Forth Valley
NHS National Service Scotland
NHS Dumfries & Galloway

We do endeavour to provide information whenever possible. However, in this instance an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to some of the information requested.

This exemption applies because it may be possible to identify individuals if we broke down the information by Health Board due to low numbers. We have therefore provided a list of the Health Boards where there were Premature retirements in the interest of efficiency for the period requested.

This protects us from contravening the Data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998.

2. Information to be categorised by broad salary bands, or whatever is most appropriate to minimise disclosure.

Salary Number of NHS Staff
Under £20 000 (Lowest - £11 864.83) 7
£20 000 - £30 000 4
£30 001 - £40 000 9
£40 001 - £50 000 6
£50 001 - £60 000 6
£60 001 - £70 000 3
£70 001 - £80 000 1
Over £80 001 (Highest £84 446.52) 1

3. Average length of service.

Years Number NHS Staff
Under 10 years 8
(lowest – 5 years, 328 days)
10 to 15 years 5 5
15 to 20 years 3 3
20 to 25 years 4 4
25 to 30 years 6 6
30 to 35 years 4
35 to 40 years 7
(highest – 40 years)

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
30 Nov 2017
Prematurely retired in the interest of efficiency: FOI release