NHS Board projected staff in post changes 2017-2018

Workforce planning projections based on staff in post whole time equivalent (WTE), showing potential effect on each board’s workforce.

6. Nursing and midwifery interns

The Internship Scheme was set up by the Scottish Government and is administered on its behalf by NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

The intern positions are in addition to the funded establishment for the area within which the intern is placed. Whilst interns are not included in the establishment figures, they are rostered in the normal way because they are fully registered nurses and midwives with the same standards, skills and competencies as other newly registered staff. This approach means that the intern always provides additional clinical practice experience beyond any baseline safe/appropriate staffing.


Email: Joanne Collins or Mark Henrichsen, wpf@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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