NHS EDUCATION FOR SCOTLAND (NES) IS THE NATIONAL BOARD WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
We are committed to working collaboratively with the national boards, territorial boards, regions and our partners in social care to deliver the actions set out in the National Board Plan for 2018–23. Our work extends across Scotland's diverse geography supporting staff providing services in the main centres of population and remote and rural communities.
We have a contribution to make across all the key areas set out in the National Board Plan; and, as the national board responsible for workforce development and with our contribution to digital transformation we are particularly well placed to support the activities described under the headings ‘Developing a Sustainable Workforce’ and ‘Digitally Enabled Service Redesign’. The outcomes set out in these sections extend our established areas of focus into workforce planning, attraction, and recruitment; as well as into retaining the workforce by enhancing the employment experience.
Our 2018–19 Annual Operational Plan (the annual plan) brings together the priority areas identified within national board and regional plans, Scottish Government and other stakeholder priorities as well as the established business we deliver year on year to ensure that the right numbers of trained staff are in the right place at the right time.
These activities are key to supporting the triple aim of better care, better health and better value set out in the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Delivery Plan.
Lindsay Burley and Caroline Lamb Chair and Chief Executive
DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE WORKFORCE
‘We will ensure that health and care staff have consistent access to learning and decision support resources from any device, anywhere at any time.’