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.

'Once for Scotland' Workforce Policies Programme

The workforce policies have been developed to be used consistently throughout the NHS in Scotland. There will be no local variation from the policies, as these apply to all of our Boards.

The 'Once for Scotland' Workforce Policies Programme is designed to review and transform existing workforce policies (previously known as Partnership Information Network (PIN) Policies) in line with our vision:

'Once for Scotland Workforce policies will promote NHSScotland as a modern, exemplar employer; showcasing our core values, and promoting consistent employment policy and practice that supports the implementation of the Staff Governance Standard and effective recruitment and retention.'

Phase 1

The first and current phase of the programme addresses the 'core policies':

These policies and associated supporting documents have been developed using a dynamic and interactive engagement process. Agreed in partnership between NHSScotland employers, trade unions and the Scottish Government, they set the standard that our Boards must follow.

Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, introduces the NHSScotland Workforce Policies.

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.

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