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You may use some information featured on this website free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. This does not include logos, photographs, images, graphics and other third party materials.

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The policies on this website apply to all NHSScotland Health Boards in a uniform manner. NHSScotland Health Boards may not adopt in their organisations any policies that have been modified or varied from the versions available on our site. 

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Further information

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References made using the HTML version should make sure that HTML referencing guidance is followed to minimise confusion.

Find out about the ‘Once for Scotland’ approach to the development of the NHSScotland Workforce Policies.

Neil Gray, Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, introduces the NHSScotland Workforce Policies.

Learn about how we look after your personal data when you visit this website, your privacy rights and how the law protects you.



Explore the NHSScotland Workforce Policies, which set the standards that all our Boards must follow.

Supporting documents

Supporting documents

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

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