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ISD Scotland Workforce Information

NHSScotland's  Information Services Division (ISD) provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitates robust planning and decision making.

In order to support this work ISD collects a variety of information on staff employed in NHS Scotland. This information is used by ISD and NHS Boards to support local, regional and national workforce planning.

The latest National Statistics publication of Workforce Information can be accessed using this link and provides data at national and board level under the following headings

  • All staff in post
  • Vacancy numbers for nursing and midwifery, allied health professions, consultants and pharmacy staff
  • Staff Turnover
  • Nursery and midwifery student intakes, students in training and progression rates
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Consultant contract
  • Dental workforce