NHS Scotland and temporary staffing: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

Correspondence to health boards regarding temporary staffing, specifically letters sent from senior civil servants/NHS Scotland officials to all NHS Borders during the months of April, May and June 2024.

We have interpreted your request as pertaining to NHS Scotland supplementary staffing matters, such as the use of bank and agency to fill temporary gaps within the NHS Scotland workforce.


I enclose a copy of the information you requested. Exemptions under section 38(1)(b) have been applied to some of the information, due to some of the documents containing personal information.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, the Scottish Government does not hold correspondence sent directly from NHS Scotland officials to NHS Scotland Health Boards. You may wish to contact individual Health Boards to obtain this information.

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FOI 202400418465 - Information Released - Annex


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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