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National Health Service
Nicola Sturgeon (Scottish National Party)
The Scottish Government does not collect information on how much NHS boards or Community Health Partnerships spend on legal fees. However, National Services Scotland’s Central Legal Office (CLO) provides NHSScotland with legal advice and assistance in every area of law relevant to the health service including employment, litigation, commercial contracts and commercial property, and endowments. The following table sets out the costs for the legal fees provided by CLO to NHS boards:
|NHS Board||2005-06 £’000||2006-07 £’000||2007-08 £’000||2008-09 £’000||2009-10 £’000|
|*Argyll and Clyde||283.6||180.2||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Ayrshire and Arran||188.8||311.6||339.7||354.9||248.2|
|Dumfries and Galloway||158.8||143.7||150.5||199.0||177.6|
|Greater Glasgow and Clyde||740.0||847.8||1,191.5||1,279.0||1,335.5|
|NHS Education Scotland||27.2||22.6||36.5||44.5||41.7|
|NHS Health Scotland||22.1||40.0||18.0||16.4||21.0|
|National Services Scotland||601.7||601.0||489.6||668.7||857.2|
|National Waiting Time Centre||18.0||18.2||23.3||26.6||29.9|
|Quality Improvement Scotland||22.2||22.2||37.8||15.4||23.8|
|Scottish Ambulance Service||107.3||118.8||97.2||157.9||158.7|
Source: NHS National Services Scotland.