3. The World Health Organisation's Global Forum on Human Resources for Health also provides a useful wider context to consider labour market factors - see http://www.who.int/hrh/governance/en/
5. The small difference between headcount and WTE change suggests that nearly all net change involves staff employed on a full time basis, and is relevant in considering flexible hours and working patterns within NHS Scotland.
6. Many non- NHS providers in Scotland employ nurses: Part 2 of this Plan will say more about this.
7. 28.4% more doctors over the last 10 years, increasing to 12,325.9 WTE as at 31 March 2017 (or by 2,725.9 WTE between Sep-06 and Mar-17). ( ISD Scotland)
10. The latest available information on
GP and practice
nurse contacts is from 2012/13:
12. The combined size of the registered nursing and midwifery workforce across health and social care and the private sector in Scotland is estimated to be 58,545 (headcount).
15. As at 31 March 2017 there were 5,492.4 WTE Healthcare Scientists in NHSScotland. ( ISD Scotland)
17. As at 31 March 2017 there were 1,315 headcount, 1,097.3 WTE clinical staff working across all professional groups in Psychology Services in NHSScotland.
18. Full lists of
UK and Scotland-only
Shortage Occupations are at:
22. Staffing numbers in the consultant grouping increased by 1,679.2 WTE, or by 46.2% to a record high 5,315.7 WTE between 30 September 2006 and 31 March 2017; numbers of GPs rose by 315 headcount, or 6.9% to 4,913 headcount (between 30 September 06 and 30 Sept 2016). ( ISD Scotland).
23. leavers and joiners, including newly qualified nurses.
Email: Grant Hughes
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House