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Workforce Planning

Workforce planning

NHSScotland Psychology Workforce & Trainee Information, and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Workforce & Trainee Information are published as National Statistics by collaborative projects between NES and the Information Services Division (ISD).

The officially published Psychology and CAMHS Workforce Information statistics continues to remain the main data source for NES and the Scottish Government when answering Information requests, Parliamentary Questions, Waiting Times workforce data and general enquires surrounding the NHS Psychology and CAMHS Workforce in NHS Scotland.

National Workforce Data

National workforce data describing the characteristics of the NHS Scotland Psychology Services Workforce, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services workforce are published on a quarterly basis in June, September, December and March. Each quarter published relates to data extracted at 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December respectively.

The data are used by NES, the Scottish Government, and NHS Boards to support local, regional and national workforce and educational planning.

  • Trend data for all staff in post across all professional groups incorporating indicators such as age, gender, contract type, Agenda for Change band, grade, and specialty area, age range of client treated.
  • Vacancy numbers.
  • Longitudinal graduate tracking for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, MSc in Psychological Therapies in Primary Care, MSc in Applied Psychology of Children and Young People.

Workforce information are sourced from two national databases: Psychology Services Workforce and Child&Adolescent Mental Health Services Workforce.  These are live dynamic operational systems updated by lead clinicians and heads of service within NHS Boards.

Work is underway to collect workforce national data from all clinical staff in multi professional Psychological Therapies to assess training, clinical supervision and delivery by staff as at 31st December 2016, all critical to meet the LDP Access Standard: 18 weeks referral to treatment for Psychological Therapies. Data collection will be from between 4,000 and 4,500 clinical staff. 





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