§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of consultant rheumatologists in each of the area health board areas in Scotland.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
The numbers of consultant rheumatologists in each of the Scottish health board areas with doctors in this specialty are as follows:
Greater Glasgow 3 Lothian 3 Grampian 3
Patients with problems associated with rheumatism and arthritis are also treated by consultants in general medicine with experience in this field, consultants in rehabilitation, and orthopaedic surgeons.