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Principles and values

Principles and values

Learn about the principles and values that make sure employees and workers are treated fairly and consistently at work.

Employee support

Employee support

View the advice and support available to help anyone with personal or workplace difficulties while involved in workforce policy processes.

Roles and responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities

Find out about the roles and responsibilities of the people using our workforce policies across the NHS in Scotland.


Calculate your entitlements to annual leave or maternity leave. You can also work out the impact of a change of hours to your gross pay.

Useful links

Check out our list of helpful links to learn more about NHS pay, pensions, and terms and conditions.

Supporting documents

Each workforce policy comes with extensive support to ensure the consistent application of the policies across all NHSScotland employers.

Workforce policies programme

About the 'Once for Scotland' approach

The key principle of this new approach means the NHSScotland Workforce Policies be will be used on a Scotland-wide basis and delivered in a consistent way.

Jeane Freeman

Message from the Cabinet Secretary

Representing best practice in employment policy, the NHSScotland Workforce Policies help support our aim to deliver the highest quality healthcare services.

Michael Matheson