All NHS boards have been asked to develop Local Delivery Plans (LDPs) and workforce plans, as well as using workforce workload tools, in order to assess if service redesign or changes in skill mix are required to best meet the needs of their population.
Alongside this, a national target was introduced to reduce the number of senior managers by 25% between 31st March 2010 and 1st April 2015. The definition of senior manager for the purposes of this target is different from the Management (non Agenda for Change) figure routinely published by ISD Scotland. Please see point 3. Methodology, for an explanation of the differences.
The following tables show the number of senior managers in post as at 31st March each year, and the national reduction since March 2010. These statistics are based on management information provided by NHS boards to the Scottish Government.
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