The policies on this website are from phase 1 of the ‘Once for Scotland' Workforce Policies Programme.
Further policies will become available in later phases.

Training and implementation

This section describes the approach to training and implementation agreed for the NHSScotland Workforce Policies.

NHSScotland employers will develop local implementation plans in partnership. Training requirements include both awareness raising (short term) and soft skills (ongoing as part of employers existing leadership and management development arrangements). 

HR Directors are responsible for managing the implementation of the refreshed workforce policies in their respective organisations. NHSScotland employers will be given a 3 month period to prepare for transition to the refreshed policies within their organisation, with oversight from the ‘Once for Scotland’ Workforce Policies Programme. There will be an opportunity for feedback prior to formal launch of the refreshed policies by Scottish Government. 

The refreshed core policies will be effective for staff and managers from 1 March 2020.

Due to the potentially extended nature of the process for Attendance and Capability policies, individuals at the very start of a process under these policies should move across to the refreshed policy on the completion of Stage 1, provided both sides are in agreement.  If both sides are not in agreement, the individual will remain on the existing employers policy.

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

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

View the advice and support available to help anyone involved in workforce policy processes.

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