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Once for Scotland Workforce Policies

As you may be aware, From 1 March 2020, a number of our policies are changing. These will be replaced by the new Once for Scotland Workforce policies. 

New Policy Awareness Raising Sessions

We are running a number of Awareness Raising Sessions for Managers in the lead up to the Go Live date of 1st March – you can book to attend through the following link - management awareness sessions 

Developed nationally in partnership with NHSScotland employers, trade unions and the Scottish Government, these policies and associated supporting documents set the standard for employment practice for all NHSScotland Boards to follow. 

The Once for Scotland Workforce policies are person-centred and will be applied using the NHSScotland values: 

  • care and compassion
  • dignity and respect
  • openness, honesty and responsibility
  • quality and teamwork. 

The first phase of implementation includes the following policies: 

  • Attendance
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Capability
  • Conduct
  • Grievance
  • Workforce Policies Investigation Process. 

The policies promote the use of early resolution, all parties establishing and encouraging open and honest communication and adopting a supportive approach by proactively communicating with and offering support to employees who are involved in any process as part of a workforce policy. 

More details will be provided in the lead up to 1 March, as well as the promotion of the new National Policies website. In addition we will be promoting attendance at awareness raising sessions for managers very soon, so please look out for these.