25% Reduction in Senior Management Posts Target – National Progress Towards 25% Reduction as at 31st March 2014

A national target was introduced to reduce the number of senior managers by 25% between 31st March 2010 and 1st April 2015.

The data published shows the number of senior managers in post as at 31st March each year, and the national reduction since March 2010.

5. Further information

Although this is a national target, rather than an individual NHS board target, Appendix 1 shows the progress by NHS board.

ISD Scotland produce a broad range of quarterly statistics on NHS workforce as part of the national statistics publication. As noted above, the management (non AfC) figure from the ISD publication will not be the same as the senior manager figure in this target. ISD Scotland are due to publish on 26 August 2014, data on staff in post, vacancies and turnover. Please use link below to view this publication.

There is also the Scottish Government (SG) publication on NHS workforce projections due for release on 26 August 2014. This details whole time equivalent (WTE) changes to all staff groups based on ISD definitions. Please use the link below to view the SG publication.


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