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27/08/13 10:18

NHS Workforce Projections and Senior Management Reduction Target

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Scotland's Chief Statistician today published ‘NHS Board Projected Staff in Post Changes in 2013/14’ and ‘25% Reduction in Senior Management Posts Target – National progress Towards 25% Reduction as at 31st March 2013’. These statistics releases present information on NHS workforce projections for 2013/14, and on measuring progress towards the national target to reduce NHS senior management by 25% by 2015.

Some of the notable statistics included in the report are:

NHS Workforce Projections for 2013/14

  • An overall projected increase of 1,261.6 WTE Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) staff (up 0.9%) in 2013/14. As with all projections, these figures are estimates and are subject to change.
  • Medical (HCHS) is projected to increase by 220.1 WTE (up 1.9%).
  • Nursing and Midwifery is projected to increase by 856.0 WTE (up 1.5%), the largest WTE increase across all staff groups. The largest projected increase is in NHS Lothian by 316.6 WTE (up 3.5%).
  • Allied Health Profession is projected to increase by 115.1 WTE (up 1.2%).
  • Other Therapeutic Services is projected to increase by 28.9 WTE (up 0.8%).
  • Administrative Services is projected to decrease by 47.2 WTE (down 0.2%), the largest WTE decrease across all staff groups. This figure includes a projected decrease in Management (non AfC) of 31.8 WTE (down 3.5%).

NHS Senior Management Reduction Target

The main findings for year 3 of the target (financial year 2012/13) are:

The overall reduction in senior management between March 2012 and March 2013 has been 93.7 WTE, a decrease of 8.5%.

  • Reduction in territorial boards was 87.3 WTE, a decrease of 9.4%.
  • Reduction in special boards was 6.3 WTE, a decrease of 3.6%.

The overall reduction in senior management in the first three years of the target (financial years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13) has been 304.4 WTE, a decrease of 23.1%.

Notes to editors

Link to publication pages –

NHS Workforce Projections for 2013/14

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/08/7279

NHS Senior Management Reduction Target

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/08/8640

1. NHS Workforce Projections is the latest in a series of publications.

2. Further information on Health and Community Care statistics within Scotland can be accessed at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/statistics/browse/Health

3. Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff – more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About