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Assessment against the Code of Practice

February 2022

We have requested an audit of our statistics by the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR). The OSR will assess our statistics against the Code of Practice for Statistics for potential designation as National Statistics. If you would like to discuss our statistics with the regulator you can contact them at

Official workforce statistics

The NHS is Scotland's biggest employer and its workforce has a significant role to play in the delivery of quality services that meet the needs of patients, their families and the general public in a modern health service.

NHS Education for Scotland produce three Official Statistics publications since December 2019:

  • NHSScotland Workforce for NHSScotland,
  • Psychology Services Workforce in NHSScotland, and
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Workforce in NHSScotland

About our data and reports has information on the data and sources, methodologies, publication timetable, and how we apply the Code of Practice for Statistics maintained by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA).

Workforce publications prior to 3 December 2019 can be accessed via the Public Health Scotland (previously ISD Scotland) Workforce publication page.