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This section provides trend information on the NHS Scotland workforce since 2002 and further information on the staff groups included in this section can be found hereDownload PDF file [37Kb]. Information on conditions used to extract our data can be found in our variables guide here Download Excel file[20KB].

Throughout, information is shown as headcount, or whole time equivalent (WTE). WTE adjusts headcount staff figures to take account of part-time staff. Definitions of these terms can be found here Download PDF file [110Kb].

Changes in the collection and presentation of workforce information due to staff group changes under Agenda for Change means that historical trend analysis is limited. The tables below show the available information from 2002 for high level staff groups.

Available data

  • Latest available data can be found here
  • Data from 2002 - 2012 can be found here
  • Data from 1996 - 2007 can be found here

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