NHS Workforce Planning

Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson is an Audit Manager in the Performance Audit and Best Value team at Audit Scotland. Audit Scotland gives independent assurance to the people of Scotland that public money is spent properly, efficiently and effectively. Richard managed the recent audit of NHS workforce planning which was published in July 2017. This first report focuses on overall workforce planning arrangements, looking at how well placed the NHS workforce is to meet the current and future demands of the Scottish population. A second report will be published in 2018/19, and will look more closely at the community-based workforce, such as community nurses and GPs. Richard is a CIPFA qualified accountant, and has worked on financial and performance audits across the public sector for the Audit Commission and Grant Thornton in England, before joining Audit Scotland.

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