There is a wide range of experiences and possibilities for career development available to staff working in NHSScotland.
We provide health services to some of the most remote populations in Europe and to urban centres with some of the most advanced facilities in the world.
Services are organised into a number of territorial NHS boards (14) that are responsible for the purchasing and delivery of health care services in their region. They work closely with local authority colleagues in social care to provide services in community, primary, secondary and tertiary care settings.
We also have a number of non-territorial boards (usually referred to as "Special Boards"). These boards provide a range of specialist services to support the health of the population and the effective running of the system. Ambulance services, health promotion, collection of service data for management and analysis, procurement services, staff education, provision of patient information and advice online and out of hours are some examples of the work of special boards.
You can find out more about NHSScotland employers in the sections below.
Around 160,000 staff work across 14 territorial NHS Boards, seven Special NHS Boards and one public health body (Health Improvement Scotland).
Scotland's healthcare workforce includes: