Health Workforce Directorate

What we do

We seek to achieve the best health and care outcomes for people by providing human resources leadership and support for a skilled and sustainable health workforce in Scotland.

We are responsible for:

  • review of NHS Board governance and structures
  • leadership and talent management
  • sustainability and seven day services
  • medical education
  • workforce planning
  • pay, terms and conditions
  • whistleblowing – implementation of Independent National Officer
  • recruitment policy and strategy
  • staff experience – national measure and implementation of iMatter
  • board reform

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers


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