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Latest Publications

Published: 06 June 2017
Workforce - Quarterly update of Staff in Post, Vacancies and Turnover
Publication Summary Download pdf file [241kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [886kb]
Published: 06 June 2017
Workforce Planning for Psychology Services in NHSScotland - Characteristics of the Workforce within Psychology Services
Publication Summary Download pdf file [249kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [1776kb]
Published: 06 June 2017
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in NHSScotland: Characteristics of the workforce supply
Publication Summary Download pdf file [209kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [905kb]

Welcome to the Workforce section of the Information Services Division website. ISD collects a variety of information on staff employed in NHS Scotland, an overview of which is presented in the following web pages.

The information collected and presented within this section is used by ISD and NHS Boards to support local, regional and national workforce planning, and will only be used and disclosed in connection with these purposes. Links to relevant documentation and policy guidance can be found here.

The latest National Statistics publication of Workforce Information, for data as at 31st March 2017 was released on the 6th June 2017 and contains information on:

  • Trend data for all staff in post across all job families incorporating indicators such as age, gender, contract type, Agenda for Change band, grade, and specialty where applicable
  • Vacancy numbers for nursing and midwifery, allied health professions and consultants
  • Numbers of joiners, leavers and staff turnover by job family
  • Number of NHS dentists split by age, gender and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
  • Bank and agency usage for nursing and midwifery staff
  • Sickness absence rates
  • Equality and diversity information including religion, ethnic group, sexual orientation, transgender status and disability status.

Data for general practitioners (GPs) is no longer included in this publication. You can find the latest GP data via the ISD GP Workforce page here.

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