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The learning resources on this site will support you to gain the knowledge and skills outlined within the Health and Care Staffing in Scotland, Knowledge and Skills Framework.


Welcome to the Health and Care Staffing learning site.

Our workforce is the most important asset in the delivery of safe and effective care to the people of Scotland. Our skilled and compassionate health and social care employees make up the largest workforce in Scotland

To deliver safe and effective care, we need to ensure there are the right people with the right skills in the right numbers and in the right place at the right time. 

The introduction of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 provides the statutory basis for the provision of appropriate staffing in health and social care services, This enables safe, high quality care and improved outcomes for staff as well as service users. 

The Health and Care Staffing in Scotland Knowledge and Skills Framework reflects the guiding principles for health and care staffing.   It will support you in understanding the requirements of  your role in the application of the Act.

This includes workforce and workload planning and what the Act means for : 

  • you as an individual 
  • your team 
  • your service 
  • your healthboard or organisation 

Please watch the video below to find out more. 

You can access the framework form the menu bar on the left hand side 

Although aimed at the enhanced level, there is also a Sway guide, accessible here

Introduction video : Knowledge and Skills Framework for Health and Care Staffing in Scotland