Quarter ending 30 September 2019
Published: 03 December 2019
This release by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) provides a quarterly update, as at 30 September 2019, on the number of staff directly employed by NHSScotland and the number of vacant posts there were for nursing and midwifery staff, allied health professions, and medical and dental consultants. The release also includes data on the number of dentists working in Scotland and on student nurses. When describing the size of a particular staff group figures are presented either as headcount (actual number of staff) or whole time equivalent (WTE) which adjusts the headcount to take account of part time working
Staff in Post
Information on staff directly employed is sourced from each NHS Board’s human resources and payroll systems. These are dynamic, operational systems and data can change over time. Work is undertaken with NHS Boards to improve data quality and previously published information may change from one publication to the next to reflect these improvements.
The next release of this publication will be 3 March 2020