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Scotland: new strategy for health and social care workforce

Training, wellbeing, job satisfaction and fair work principles are at the heart of a new plan to shape Scotland’s health and social care workforce over the next decade.

The National Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care in Scotland has stressed the need to plan, attract, train, employ and nurture staff to create a sustainable and skilled workforce as the sector rebuilds post-pandemic.

As well as committing to increasing the Scottish NHS workforce by 1800 full-time equivalent posts over the next five years. Other key actions include recruiting 800 additional GPs by 2028 and supporting 1800 training places through the National Transition Training Fund.

Other recent attempts to boost NHS Scotland have seen more than 1000 additional healthcare support staff and almost 200 registered nurses from overseas recruited by Scottish health boards.

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