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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 2016 was released on the 6th September 2016 and contains information on:

  • All staff in post
  • 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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