Healthcare in Scotland is provided by the National Health Service (NHS Scotland), and like the rest of the UK, services provided are free. There is also a small independent private healthcare sector.
Almost 160,000 people work in NHS Scotland.
Healthcare is managed and delivered through 23 Health Boards. Each is responsible for delivery of care within their regions or speciality, and they manage all staffing of hospitals and community-delivered care.
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Finding a job
All NHS Scotland vacancies are advertised on the NHS jobs website as well as within each area health board. You can search for vacancies by region and by specific areas of practice.
Jobs may also be advertised in national and local newspapers and with JobCentre Plus.
For healthcare and social services careers advice visit Careers Scotland
You can also find recruitment agencies on our A - Z guide