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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11661: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 29 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish details of the three plans that were identified by the NHS workforce plan.

Answered by: Shona Robison 25 October 2017

The National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan will strengthen and harmonise workforce planning practice, take full account of the future demand for safe and high quality services for Scotland’s people and help to more accurately identify and address gaps in supply.

The Plan consists of three distinct Parts:-

  • Part 1 focuses on NHSScotland workforce planning and was published on
    28 June 2017.


  • Part 2, covering the social care workforce, will be published jointly with COSLA later this year.


  • Part 3, covering the workforce in primary care, will be published following the conclusion of GMS contract negotiations.

These important steps will enable different health and social care systems to move together towards publication of a second full Health and Social Care Workforce Plan in 2018 and beyond.