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Workforce Plan

Download a copy of the NHS Grampian 2017 Workforce Plan (pdf)

The NHS Grampian 2017 Workforce Plan describes the drivers for change and the challenges expected in coming years. NHS Grampian remains in a period of significant change with the introduction of Health and Social Care Partnerships in April 2016, the publication of the Grampian Clinical Strategy during October 2016, followed by the national Health and Social Care Delivery Plan 2016. These changes in service delivery and strategy, together with the significant workforce challenges that health and social care face, continue to be the drivers for transformation of health care services, undertaken in collaboration with our partner organisations, to deliver our ambitions and values.
The Plan provides information regarding the profile of the current workforce in terms of whole time equivalent, gender, headcount and the split between part and full time staff.   Based on this and information from services and sectors a number of risks have been identified in terms of the workforce including: ongoing challenges with recruitment, particularly for Nurses and Midwives, Doctors, Allied Health Professions; the aging workforce and the implications for working longer; supplementary staffing and the need to provide safe, effective and quality services through a time of significant change.
It is in this context, that this Workforce Plan has been developed. The Plan recognises the different staff groups within the NHS and within partner organisations, acknowledging that high quality services are delivered by hard working people, responding to the changing demand, evolving delivery models and rising public expectation in an ever-changing environment.