Overall focus for 2017-18
The overall focus of the implementation plan every year is based on the things we need to do around our five priority areas:
- Healthy Organisational Culture
- Sustainable Workforce
- Capable Workforce
- Workforce to Deliver Integrated Services
- Effective Leadership and Management.
The focus of the first implementation plan for Everyone Matters was on embedding our NHSScotland values; the second was on leadership and quality improvement and the third on health inequalities and integration.
As with previous plans, we continue to engage with a wide group of stakeholders in health and social care and to consider the workforce issues that matter to people who use, deliver, manage and support health and social care services in Scotland. This plan reflects what people told us.
In this fourth implementation plan, the overall focus for activity is on continuing to strengthen workforce planning and development, effective recruitment and retention, multi-professional working, supporting the health, wellbeing and resilience of all staff and ensuring that leaders and managers have the necessary skills to lead change in complex environments.
Using our shared values to guide the work we do, the decisions we take and the way we treat each other is as important as ever, and we will continue to develop a culture in Scotland which promotes equality, values diversity and recognises human rights.