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North of Scotland Workforce


Workforce in the North of Scotland

North of Scotland Workforce Learning Network

Chair: Gerry Lawrie

NoSPG Manager: Cathy Grieve 

This regionally facilitated forum provides a link between the workforce planning teams of the six north of Scotland NHS Boards and has provided a discussion platform for both general issues, such as identifying common issues from Board workforce plans, as well as specialty or staff group specific issues.


Regional Workforce Group

Chair: Ralph Roberts, Chief Executive, NHS Shetland

NoSPG Manager: Cathy Grieve 

The Regional Workforce Group was convened early in 2015, in response to a variety of workforce issues.   The remit of the group includes the following:-

  • Commissioning collaborative work to understand recruitment & retention issues across the North
  • Identifying vulnerable specialties / professions to prioritise focussed areas of work to ensure services are sustainable
  • Promoting the north of Scotland as a place to work
  • Informing national discussions on medical training numbers
  • Providing regional input into national recruitment and retention work.