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.
As part of this process, NHS Boards have been asked to provide workforce projections for 2012/13. These projections are based on staff in post whole time equivalents (wte). The following tables show the potential effect of the processes described above on each NHS Boards workforce over the financial year. These figures are estimates and are subject to change.
In addition, projections for Nursing and Midwifery Interns have been provided by NHS Education for Scotland (NES). These projections are included in the overall projected change for 2012/13 in NHS Scotland. As with all projections, these figures are estimates and are subject to change.
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