1. Genomics in Scotland: Building our Future

    This publication sets out our intention for genomic medicine in Scotland.

  2. International recruitment of health and social care personnel: code of practice - March 2023 (revised)

    Revision of the Scottish code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel.

  3. NHS pay rise delivered in April

    Agenda for Change pay offer accepted by trade unions.

  4. Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration 2023 to 2024: Scottish evidence

    Written evidence submitted to the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) by the Scottish Government for the 2023 to 2024 pay round.

  5. Dementia strategy - national conversation: what people told us

    High-level summary of the collective written and oral evidence we received on our national conversation to information a new dementia strategy. It outlines the range of responses received, as well as the evidence-based rigour we brought to this analysis through using thematic analysis techniques.

  6. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME-CFS): good practice statement

    Guidance to support the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS in primary care. This was originally published in 2010 and we have partially updated it to insert key recommendations from the NICE Guideline on ME/CFS published in October 2021.

  7. Doctors and dentists in training - staff experience 2022: independent report

    Independent report by Webropol providing information and analysis of staff experience for doctors and dentists in training across Scotland during 2022.

  8. Health and social care: data strategy

    Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care, setting out how we will work together in transforming the way that people access their own data to improve health and wellbeing; and how care is delivered through improvements to our systems.

  9. Health and social care: data strategy - executive summary

    Executive summary of the data strategy for health and social care.

  10. Nursing and Midwifery Taskforce

    Building a sustainable and skilled workforce.

  11. Record Pay offer to NHS AfC staff

    £568 million for Agenda for Change (AfC) pay deal in 2023/24.

  12. Boosting the social care workforce

    Campaign aims to help fill vacant posts.

  13. Record medical training posts filled

    Highest numbers since records began.

  14. Two years of Covid-19 vaccines.

    Health Secretary thanks staff for their “incredible efforts”.

  15. NHS staff offered record high pay rise

    Average uplift of 7.5% the highest offer in the UK.

  16. Call for more funding for NHS pay

    Joint letter to UK Government.

  17. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation analysis

    An independent analysis of the responses to our public consultation to inform the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care, due for publication in early 2023.

  18. Expanding Scotland’s medical workforce

    Investment to create 152 extra doctor training places.  

  19. Record pay offer for NHS staff

    All NHS workers offered £2,205 pay rise.

  20. Record recruitment to the ambulance service

    More than 500 have joined since 2021.

  21. Preparing the NHS for Winter

    More than £600 million to support services.

  22. Number of hospital operations increases

    More procedures carried out by NHS.

  23. Pausing asymptomatic Covid-19 testing

    Change will come into effect at the end of the month.

  24. Getting involved in designing the National Care Service (easy read)

    Easy read description of how to get involved in the Lived Experience Experts Panel and National Care Service Stakeholder Register.

  25. Facemasks no longer recommended in social care

    Guidance relaxed in line with latest clinical advice.

  26. Retiring NHS staff helped to return to workplace

    Support to extend careers as service recovers from pandemic.

  27. Pay increase for medical and dental staff

    4.5% pay award for NHS workers.

  28. NHS receives George Cross

    Nurse accepts honour on behalf of NHS Scotland.

  29. Medical trainee recruitment success

    Fill rate hits 95%.

  30. Increase in dentist appointments

    Easing of restrictions see thousands more patients seen.

  31. Protecting health and care workers

    Timetable announced for safe staffing legislation.

  32. Record pay deal for NHS Scotland staff

    NHS Agenda for Change workers offered 5% pay rise. 

  33. NHS Scotland recruitment boost

    Additional healthcare staff and international nurses join NHS workforce

  34. Carrick Glen hospital bought by NHS Ayrshire & Arran

    Facility to become new National Treatment Centre.

  35. Apprenticeships key to supporting NHS

    Delivering quality workforce.

  36. Dental services for all

    Revised arrangements will reward dentists for seeing more NHS patients.

  37. NHS workforce at new record high

    Staff levels increase for ten consecutive years.

  38. Looking after social work and social care staff

    New £1 million fund for workforce wellbeing.

  39. Placements help pandemic response

    Around 12,000 students support healthcare delivery.

  40. Expansion to NHS 24

    New call centre to support non-emergency healthcare needs

  41. Staff joining social care to have fees waived

    SSSC registration and PVG checks to be funded.

  42. Increasing mental health support in GP practices

    Funding to reach £40 million a year.

  43. Help for NHS during most difficult winter

    Measures to support remote treatment.

  44. Action to focus Test and Protect on those at highest risk

    Priority given to essential workers and those most at risk.

  45. COVID-19 cases on 28 December 2021

    Breakdown of daily figures over the festive break.

  46. Request for additional military personnel approved

    Support to help manage growing pressures.

  47. Nursing and midwifery student intake

    New trainee numbers double in last decade.

  48. Health Secretary festive message to workforce

    Heartfelt gratitude to health, social care and social work staff.

  49. Advice on visiting care homes and hospitals

    Visits to people in hospital and care homes to continue with additional measures of protection.

  50. Boosting support for the vaccination programme

    Request for additional military personnel approved.

  51. Professor Alex McMahon appointed Chief Nursing Officer

    Health Secretary hails “excellent leadership.”

  52. Social care staff urged to get booster

    Support available to ensure care workers can get vaccines and boosters.

  53. Record £18 billion for health and social care

    Budget focus on pandemic recovery.

  54. New Plan for endoscopy and urology

    £70 million to ensure faster diagnosis.

  55. General Practice support over Winter and beyond

    £30 million will help support more face-to-face appointments.

  56. Contact tracing workforce safeguarded

    £33.1 million to retain over 500 posts.

  57. New guidance for A&E departments

    Delivering the right care in the right place for patients.

  58. More measures to improve A&E waiting times

    Further £10 million winter funding for NHS.

  59. Increasing vaccination capacity

    Military to support national Autumn/Winter vaccination programme.

  60. Expanding Scotland’s medical workforce

    £32 million for 139 additional trainee doctors.

  61. Additional funding to tackle COVID-19

    £482 million for pandemic costs.

  62. NHS Scotland Academy

    £9 million to enhance health workforce.

  63. Caring for those who care for us

    Wellbeing support for staff in health and social care.

  64. Improving working conditions for junior doctors

    48 hour working week remains the long term goal post-pandemic.

  65. Over £300 million new winter investment for health and care

    Record winter funding package to help increase NHS and social care capacity this winter.

  66. Almost 300 extra ambulance staff being recruited

    Additional service resources after £20 million investment.

  67. NHS Recovery Plan

    More than £1 billion to improve care and tackle backlog.

  68. NHS medical and dental staff awarded 3% pay rise

    Recognition of efforts during pandemic means workers continue to be best paid in UK.

  69. Senior health appointments

    Chief Pharmaceutical Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officers announced.

  70. More staff to bolster Test and Protect

    Health Secretary says changes are working.

  71. £10,000 bursary for paramedic students

    Support scheme to be introduced this year.

  72. Social care Personal Assistants to receive £500 payment

    Dedicated portal to reach last group of social care workers.

  73. NHSScotland 'Once for Scotland' workforce policies - homeworking policy: consultation

    The 'Once for Scotland' Workforce Policies Programme is designed to review and transform existing workforce policies (previously known as Partnership Information Network (PIN) Policies). This consultation focuses on the homeworking policy.

  74. Remobilising NHS dentists

    £5 million to help meet safety standards and see more patients.

  75. Accelerating the vaccination programme

    Military to help increase number of appointments.

  76. NHS staffing reaches record high

    Over 150,000 workers now employed.

  77. Pay rise for NHS workers

    Increase of 4% to be implemented.  

  78. Advanced nursing practice - transforming nursing roles: phase two

    Follow-up paper to the Transforming Roles paper on Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) published in December 2017.

  79. Nursing and midwifery students - support: 2021 to 2022

    Booklet explaining available funding to new students undertaking pre-registration Nursing and Midwifery degree programmes in Scotland in 2021 to 2022.

  80. Pay rise for NHS Scotland staff

    Uplift for Agenda for Change health workers.

  81. Fair pay for social care workers

    Staff to be paid at least the Real Living Wage.

  82. More mental health workers recruited

    Improving access to dedicated professionals.

  83. Nursing and midwifery student numbers to increase

    Mental health focus to support pandemic recovery.

  84. Patient Safety Commissioner role for Scotland: consultation

    This paper seeks views on what the Patient Safety Commissioner role should look like; who it should report to; and how the role should interact with existing legislation and policies, as well as with the various organisations involved in providing and improving health and care services in Scotland.

  85. Specialist support for health and social care staff

    Confidential mental health workforce service.

  86. NHS staff interim pay rise

    Increase for 154,000 Agenda for Change health workers.

  87. Support for dental students

    Bursary available for those who need to repeat a year.

  88. One million people vaccinated

    Milestone reached as programme continues to pick up pace.

  89. Vaccine programme exceeds expectations

    786,427 people have received first dose.

  90. Community testing to begin in Fife

    Next asymptomatic test site to open from Wednesday. 

  91. Mental health support for health and social care staff

    Frontline workers to get specialist help.

  92. Vaccines reach 113,459 people

    Roll-out continues across Scotland.

  93. Community testing to be introduced from January

    Targeted approach planned for high prevalence areas.

  94. New app to support Covid vaccine rollout

    Vaccinators can use the tool in any healthcare setting.

  95. Staff ready to administer COVID-19 vaccine

    First Minister visits vaccination centre.  

  96. Health and Social Care staff reflect on impact of Covid-19 pandemic

    Survey reveals pride in service and achievements, despite challenges

  97. £500 bonus for health and social care staff

    Pandemic workforce thanked for their service.

  98. Supporting health and social care staff

    Key workers are using National Wellbeing Hub.

  99. More support for medical specialties

    £8.5 million for additional trainees in pandemic response.

  100. PPE Action Plan

    Ensuring protection for those who need it.

  101. Clinical and scientific review of testing

    Testing capacity on track to reach 65,000.

  102. Medical degrees at the University of St. Andrews

    Bill to remove archaic legislative prohibition.

  103. Recruitment rates for future medics

    Specialist medical trainee places are 97% full.

  104. Adapting NHS resources to respond to COVID-19

    More than 300 patients treated at NHS Louisa Jordan.

  105. NHS pay award for medical and dental staff

    Health Secretary announces a pay award of 2.8% backdated to 1 April 2020.

  106. More mental health support for health and social care staff

    New helpline will provide round the clock service.

  107. NHS Louisa Jordan to help health service recovery

    Hospital will support planned non-COVID healthcare and staff training.

  108. Nursing and midwifery students update: letter from Chief Nursing Officer

    Professor Fiona McQueen provides an update to students about the revised programme delivery.

  109. Enhanced safety for health and social care staff

    Routine testing of workforce extended as more services resume.

  110. Remobilisation of NHS Dental services

    Urgent care to be made widely available.

  111. Restarting more health services

    Careful resumption of paused services.

  112. Re-mobilise, Recover, Re-design: the framework for NHS Scotland

    Sets out how health boards will safely and incrementally prioritise the resumption of some paused services, while maintaining COVID-19 capacity and resilience.

  113. Supporting Scotland’s social care workers

    Plans for death in service cover and enhancements to statutory sick pay.

  114. Unique support for health and social care

    New resources for staff, carers, volunteers and their families. 

  115. Increase in PPE production

    Expansion of Scottish manufacturing of gowns.

  116. Testing expansion

    Target reached as capacity increases.

  117. Health and social care support

    Thousands come forward to help in COVID-19 emergency.

  118. Securing vital COVID-19 supplies for Scotland

    Offers of help from more than 1,600 businesses and individuals.

  119. Pay rise for social care staff

    Immediate wage increase and sick pay provision.

  120. Protecting the social care workforce

    Joint statement on PPE guidance.

  121. Nursing and midwifery students step up to join coronavirus workforce

    Thousands offer their skills to support response.

  122. Funding for community pharmacies

    £5.5m to ease coronavirus pressures.

  123. Coronavirus support from returning staff and students

    Health Secretary’s ‘thank you’ to those supporting the NHS.

  124. Protecting our frontline staff

    Updated PPE guidance issued for health and social care workers.

  125. Protection for health and social care staff

    Improved distribution system for vital equipment.

  126. COVID-19 testing to get key workers back to work

    Household members with symptoms to be tested.

  127. Supporting coronavirus key workers

    Further guidance to employers published.

  128. Emergency coronavirus powers

    UK Coronavirus Bill supported by MSPs.

  129. New NHS 24 arrangements for coronavirus

    Patients with concerns about symptoms advised to dial 111 if they need help.

  130. Childcare provision for key workers

    Criteria provided to local authorities to determine local need.

  131. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - call for additional health professionals: Chief Nursing Officer letter

    A letter from the Chief Nursing Officer, Fiona McQueen calling for additional health professionals to return to the NHS to help with the current public health emergency.

  132. £320 million package of support for businesses

    Immediate action in response to COVID-19.

  133. Improving NHS workplace culture

    Whistleblowers given a voice.

  134. Satisfaction remains high amongst health and social care staff

    Results of staff experience survey published.

  135. EU citizens encouraged to stay in Scotland

    Health Secretary urges EU nationals to continue to work in Scotland’s NHS.

  136. Strengthening NHS leadership

    Building capacity and increasing support.

  137. Sustaining the Commitment - update: easy read version

    Easy read version of updates and next steps from the 4 UK Chief Nursing Officers on the actions from the 2012 publication Strengthening the Commitment about learning disability nursing.

  138. Supporting rural GPs

    Health Secretary accepts recommendations.

  139. Continuity of carer and local delivery of care: implementation framework

    Framework to enable maternity services to access useful tools, resources and information to implement continuity of carer and local delivery of care, and track progress.

  140. Sustaining the Commitment: update report

    Updates and next steps from the 4 UK Chief Nursing Officers on the actions from the 2012 publication Strengthening the Commitment about learning disability nursing.

  141. Sustainable health and social care services

    UK’s first integrated workforce plan published.

  142. Health and social care: integrated workforce plan

    Sets out our future workforce requirements in a national context and provides revised workforce planning guidance to health and social care employers.

  143. Attracting more people into frontline healthcare

    Rise in number of people training to be GPs.

  144. Changes to protect NHS staff

    Action on pensions to maintain services.

  145. Strengthening the hospital workforce

    70 extra frontline medical trainees.

  146. NHS Scotland winter funding

    Targeting seasonal pressures.

  147. Allied health professions LifecurveTM survey: summary report on respondents with communication support needs

    Summary of the main findings from a major survey of clients of allied health professionals (AHPs), focused on survey respondents who reported having communication support needs.

  148. More posts for trainee doctors

    Funding for Foundation Training.

  149. Rise in medical trainee recruitment

    Fill rates are up 4% on last year.

  150. Protecting frontline health services

    Scottish Government to meet cost of NHS employer pension changes.

  151. Safe NHS staffing law passed

    Health And Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill passes Stage 3.

  152. Maternity Care Survey 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  153. Increase in mental health workforce

    Progress towards 800 additional workers in key settings.

  154. £50m support for GP practices

    Help to make general practice more attractive. 

  155. More support for student nurses and midwives

    First Minister confirms bursary will rise to £10,000 by 2020.

  156. Retired nurses and midwives to share knowledge in new mentor role

    Newly qualified nurses and midwives will receive mentoring from recently retired NHS staff.

  157. 9% pay rise for NHS workers

    Scottish health service staff get UK’s most generous pay deal.

  158. Fast-track midwife education

    Funding to ensure more midwives across the north of Scotland.

  159. Transforming nursing, midwifery and health professions roles: introduction

    The first in a series of brief papers on the Transforming Roles programme focuses on the background, policy context and education framework.

  160. Nursing 2030 vision

    The Chief Nursing Officer's long term strategy to shape the future of the nursing workforce.

  161. Allied Health Professional (AHP) Musculoskeletal Pathway Framework (National Minimum Standard)

    The National Standards will provide a focus on the clinical pathway for AHPs working closely with medical and other colleagues to improve Musculoskeletal services.

  162. Everyone matters: 2020 health workforce vision

    This vision recognises the vital role of the workforce in responding to the challenges that NHSScotland is facing.

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