Nursing 2030 vision

The Chief Nursing Officer's long term strategy to shape the future of the nursing workforce.


1. Data collated from Scottish Government, Information and Statistics Division, NHS Education for Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council sources, current to July 2016.

2. Calderwood C. Realistic medicine. Chief Medical Officer's annual report, 2014-15. Edinburgh: Scottish Government; 2016 (

3. Aiken LH et al. Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine European countries: a retrospective observational study. Lancet 2014;383(9931):1824-30 (

4. The purpose of the Bill will be to put our innovative nursing and midwifery planning tools on a statutory footing, and explore how this model can be extended to cover other parts of the health and social care workforce.

5. Stichler JF. Healthy work environments for the ageing nursing workforce. J Nurs Manag. 2013;21:956-63.

6. Buckle P. Workplace infrastructure. Future of ageing: evidence review. London: Government Office for Science; 2015 (

7. Ball J, et al. The 12-hour shift: friend or foe? Nurs Times 2015;111(6):12-4.

8. Kyle RG, Neall RA, Atherton IM. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among nurses in Scotland: a cross-sectional study using the Scottish Health Survey. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016;53:126-33 (

9. Cavell Nurses' Trust. Skint, shaken, yet still caring. But who is caring for our nurses? Redditch: Cavell Nurses' Trust; 2016 (


Email: Rachel Aitchison,

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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