Overall Staff and Turnover
This section provides an overall summary of the workforce in NHSScotland. The figures are sourced from Scottish Workforce Information Standard System (SWISS) and the medical and dental (MEDMAN) system which includes information on all medical and dental staff working in hospitals, the community and public sector. It is worth noting that during July 2008 Medical and Dental information was migrated from the MEDMAN web based system to the Scottish Workforce Information Standard System (SWISS) This alignment provided the opportunity to capture all NHSScotland staff in post information in the one system, which has resulted in more robust information being captured and reported. Information is also sourced from the Practitioner Contractor Database (PCD) and Management Information and Dental Accounting System (MIDAS).
Information is presented by staff group, age group, gender, contract type, NHS Board and region.
Throughout, information is presented as headcount, employments or whole time equivalent (WTE). WTE adjusts headcount staff figures to take account of part-time staff.
Information available includes; Overall staff and Staff Turnover.
Please see NHS Scotland Workforce Publication Report for full details.
As part of the national statistics process, a series of data assurance checks are performed to ensure data due for publication are robust and accurate. However, due to technical issues with the Scottish Workforce Information Standard System (SWISS) it has not been possible to perform all the required checks on the Turnover statistics within the relevant timescales. The content of the 27th November 2012 release will therefore not include information on Turnover statistics.