‘Once For Scotland’ Workforce Policies Consultation

A major consultation has been taking place across NHS Forth Valley as part of a national move to create single, standardised workplace polices across the whole of NHS Scotland. This means that from the implementation, planned for August 2019, NHS Boards will no longer have the ability to vary any workplace policies.

Representatives from NHS Forth Valley attended a number of national engagement events earlier this year and a one month consultation process recently took place. This included a World Cafe Event in Forth Valley Royal Hospital which captured feedback from 60 staff across the organisation.  Some good conversations took place and all feedback was collated and shared with the national workforce group for consideration.  A big thank you to all those who participated.

The first phase of the programme, known as Once for Scotland, has been considering 6 core policies

  • Workforce Investigatory Process
  • Dealing with Employee Grievances
  • Management of Employee Conduct
  • Management of Employee Capability
  • Prevention and Dealing with Bullying & Harassment
  • Promoting Attendance