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Published: 05 September 2017
Workforce - Quarterly update of Staff in Post, Vacancies and Turnover
Publication Summary Download pdf file [261kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [1141kb]
Published: 05 September 2017
Workforce Planning for Psychology Services in NHSScotland - Characteristics of the Workforce within Psychology Services
Publication Summary Download pdf file [265kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [856kb]
Published: 05 September 2017
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in NHSScotland: Characteristics of the workforce supply
Publication Summary Download pdf file [277kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [1193kb]

Thursday 24 August 2017

A consultation has been launched regarding the publication of NHSScotland workforce data. ISD is inviting interested parties to air their views on the presentation, accessibility and frequency of published stats. See the dashboard page for further information.

(Note: if you are using Chrome please first download the consultation form and save to allow you to submit)

Closing date is Thursday 5 October 2017 and a summary of responses will be published shortly.


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 30th June 2017 was released on the 5th September 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

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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