A discussion document was published on 1 February 2017 setting out proposals to improve workforce planning for Health & Social Care across Scotland. The consultation process ran until 28 March 2017 and encompassed views from a wide range of stakeholders across Health and Social Care. It sets out ideas on workforce planning at national, regional and local level. It also asked questions about a number of key areas, including governance, workforce planning roles, workforce data and recruiting and retaining staff. The responses published in this “Next Steps” report will feed into the National Workforce Plan for Health and Social Care, due shortly for publication. This will ensure we have the right staff for our health and social care services now and in the future.