To ensure we have the right staff for our health and social care services now and in the future, we will publish a National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan in Spring 2017.
This Discussion Document seeks comments and views from individuals and organisations about the issues the National Plan will need to cover. It sets out ideas on workforce planning at national, regional and local level. And it asks questions about a number of key areas, including governance, workforce planning roles, workforce data and recruiting and retaining staff.
Scottish Ministers wish to ensure we have the right staff for our health and social care services now and in future. Different employers in health and social care are at different stages in planning for the workforce they need. It is essential that the roles they play, individually and collectively, and the areas they influence, are well understood. This Discussion Document seeks views on issues which will help improve planning for the health and social care workforce. These views will inform the development of the National Plan to be published in Spring 2017, so that the Plan can bring about improvements where they are needed both now and in future.
What Happens Next
Following analysis of the consultation responses, the National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan will be published in spring 2017, taking account of the comments received.