Where we work

Increasingly the workforce in NHSScotland is based outside traditional hospital settings, working instead in GP surgeries, clinics and health centres in the community; and with partner organisations, local authorities and the Scottish Government.

NHS boards

NHSScotland is made up of 14 territorial health boards, each of which is responsible for protecting and improving the health of the population in its area.

There are also seven national health boards and one public health board who support the regional NHS boards by providing a range of important specialist and national services. 

You can find more information about the health workforce on the Scottish Government website.