Publication: NHS workforce planning

July 27, 2017 by Auditor General
Publication cover: NHS workforce planning

Spending on staff in Scotland's NHS is increasing and overall staff numbers are at their highest level ever but there are urgent workforce challenges, and the Scottish Government and health boards have not planned effectively for the long term.

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Scotland's NHS workforce - the current picture

We published a data briefing earlier this year which pulled together published statistics on Scotland's NHS workforce and set out the challenges we explored in this audit.




Transforming health and social care in Scotland

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