NHS Board Projected Staff in Post Changes for 2016/17

NHS boards workforce projections for 2016/17, based on staff in post whole time equivalent (WTE).

7. Further information

The data above, and below in Appendix 1, contribute towards the Scottish Government's analysis of NHS board's workforce plans. Each NHS board is expected to publish their respective workforce plan by the end of August 2016.

All staff group definitions in this publication match the ISD Scotland national statistics publication on NHSScotland workforce definitions.

The next three publications ISD Scotland are due to release on NHSScotland's workforce are on the following dates:

  • 6 September 2016 (workforce as at 30 June 2016);
  • 6 December 2016 (workforce as at 30 September 2016); and
  • 7 March 2017 (workforce as at 31 December 2016).

Please see the link to ISD Scotland's publications below.

In previous years, the Scottish Government has produced a workforce publication on the progress towards the 25% reduction in senior management posts. This target was met and exceeded in 2015, so is no longer reported on. Please note that the senior management definition within this national target is different from the management (non AfC) figure used in both the ISD national statistics publication on NHSScotland workforce, and the Scottish Government publication on NHS workforce projections.

Follow the link to the publication below for an explanation of these differences.


Email: Steven Gillespie, Steven.Gillespie@gov.scot

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