NHS Scotland


Our values are what drives us, our people are attracted to the qualities and behaviours we expect across the service:

  • You will already demonstrate your care and compassion
  • Have a reputation for promoting dignity and respect
  • be known for your openness, honesty and responsibility
  • and have a record of quality and teamwork

Everyone Matters

The values that are shared across NHSScotland are:

  • care and compassion
  • dignity and respect
  • openness, honesty and responsibility
  • quality and teamwork.

Everyone Matters, for more about our vision for a workforce that embodies our values.

NHSScotland is an organisation that continually strives to maintain a culture where people choose to come and work, choose to dedicate themselves to the organisation's success and choose to stay with us not just on the basis of financial reward.

Like you, we believe that no one should be treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity, their disability, their gender or sexual orientation, their age or religion.

We work with equality groups to make sure that we reflect the diversity of the people that make up Scotland and put equality at the heart of our work.

Like you, we believe that when staff feel empowered and responsible for their work they are able to produce their best.

Our staff work closesly and collaboratively to deliver results as a team and each member is expected to be responsible for improving the work done, just as much as being responsible for carrying it out. This approach is followed from the bottom-up and the top-down. 


Like you, we believe in clinical excellence

NHSScotland is fully committed to establishing a workplace where quality and improvement are key aspects of your working life and we back up our committment with a considerable investement in making sure our staff are properly and effectively trained in everything they need to work in a 21st century health service. There is a special NHS Board, NHS Education for Scotland devoted to the continuous education and training of staff to make sure your clinical skills continued to develop, just as your disciples develop. There's another

The quality improvement hub http://www.qihub.scot.nhs.uk/ 

As an organisation, NHSScotland operates is a collaboration between health and social care services. Within clinical services,


That will demonstrate you share and will contribute to developing the values of our national health service.

  • Healthy organisational culture
  • A sustainable workforce
  • A capable workforce
  • A workforce to deliver integrated care
  • Effective leadership and management

You can find out more about the values of individual NHS boards that make up NHSScotland below

  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • NHS Borders
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • NHS Fife
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • NHS Grampian
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Lothian
  • NHS Orkney
  • NHS Shetland
  • NHS Western Isles / Eileanan Siar