Where we work

NHSScotland is made up of 14 regional Health Boards. Each one is responsible for protecting and improving the health of the population, and for delivering frontline healthcare services in its geographic area. There are also 8 national Health Boards. They support the regional Boards by providing specialist and national services across the whole of Scotland.

You can find more information about our health workforce on the Scottish Government website.

Recruitment contact details

Recruitment contact details for all NHSScotland Boards are listed below.

Regional Health Boards

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is the health board responsible for the protection and the improvement of health and for the delivery of frontline healthcare services to almost 400,000 people across the three Ayrshire local authority areas, including the Isle of Arran.

View NHS Ayrshire and Arran recruitment contact details.

NHS Borders

NHS Borders is the health board responsible for providing health care services to protect and improve the health of the people of the Borders and plan services for the local population. It serves a population of around 110,000.

View NHS Borders recruitment contact details.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is the health board which provides health care and promotes healthy living for the 150,000 people living in the region.

View NHS Dumfries and Galloway recruitment contact details.

NHS Fife

NHS Fife is the health board responsible for providing healthcare and improving the health of the people of Fife. It serves a population of around 370,000.

View NHS Fife recruitment contact details.

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Forth Valley is the health board responsible for healthcare service across the Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling local authority areas. It serves a population of just over 300,000.

View NHS Forth Valley recruitment contact details.

NHS Grampian

NHS Grampian is the health board responsible for providing health and social care services to a population of over 500,000 people. It covers the Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray local authority areas.

View NHS Grampian recruitment contact details.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest health board in the UK, providing health and social care services to a population of over 1.2 million people. It covers the City of Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire local authority areas.

View NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde recruitment contact details.

NHS Highland

NHS Highland is, geographically, the largest health board in Scotland, covering an area of over 12,500 square miles and serving a population of 300,000. It provides healthcare services to the Argyll and Bute and Highland local authority areas.

View NHS Highland recruitment contact details.

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lanarkshire is the third largest health board in Scotland, serving a population of 650,000 across rural and urban communities. It is responsible for healthcare services to the people of North and South Lanarkshire.

View NHS Lanarkshire recruitment contact details.

NHS Lothian

NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the second-largest population in Scotland, serving over 850,000 people. It covers the City of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian local authority areas.

View NHS Lothian recruitment contact details.

NHS Orkney

NHS Orkney is the smallest health board in Scotland and is responsible for providing healthcare services to the population of Orkney, which is made up of approximately 21,500 people. It provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services.

View NHS Orkney recruitment contact details.

NHS Shetland

NHS Shetland is the health board responsible for providing healthcare services to the population of Shetland, approximately 23,000 people. Local hospital and community Services are provided from the Gilbert Bain Hospital. In addition, visiting consultants from NHS Grampian provide out-patient clinics.

View NHS Shetland recruitment contact details.

NHS Tayside

NHS Tayside is the health board responsible for commissioning healthcare services for the residents in the local authority areas of Angus, the City of Dundee and Perth and Kinross. It serves a population of around 415,000 and is headquartered at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

View NHS Tayside recruitment contact details.

NHS Western Isles

NHS Western Isles (Eileanan Siar) is the health board responsible for delivering primary and secondary healthcare services to the 26,000 people living in the Outer Hebrides. It has three hospitals, the largest of which being the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway.

View NHS Western Isles recruitment contact details

National Health Boards

NHS Golden Jubilee

NHS Golden Jubilee is a national Health Board which includes the Golden Jubilee National Hospital The modern, purpose-built facility combines a top-quality hospital with hotel and conference facilities and centres for research, clinical skills, and innovation.

View NHS Golden Jubilee National Hospital recruitment contact details.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland works to improve health and social care services across Scotland. The organisation works with people at every level of the health and social care system, to make sure improvements in care are informed by the experiences of people who deliver and people who use the services.

View Healthcare Improvement Scotland recruitment contact details.

NHS 24

NHS 24 provides the 111 telephone advice and triage service across Scotland, that also covers the out-of-hours period. It also delivers online health information services, including NHS Inform.

View NHS 24 recruitment contact details.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

NES is the education and training body within the NHS in Scotland. The organisation is responsible for developing and delivering healthcare education and training for the NHS, the health and social care sector, and other public bodies.

View NHS Education for Scotland recruitment contact details.

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)

NSS is a national health board which provides national strategic support services and expert advice to othe Boards in NHS Scotland. It also plays an active and crucial role in the delivery of effective healthcare to patients and the public, including the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.

View NHS National Services Scotland recruitment contact details.

Public Health Scotland

Public Health Scotland is the lead national agency for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing for all citizens in Scotland. The organisationuses data, intelligence, and a place-based approach to lead and deliver Scotland’s public health priorities.

View Public Health Scotland recruitment contact details.

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Scottish Ambulance Service provides immediate medical assistance to people across Scotland. The Patient Transport Service also helps people to reach their healthcare appointment, or for their admission to and discharge from hospital, when support is required due to medical or clinial needs.

View Scottish Ambulance Service recruitment contact details.

The State Hospitals Board for Scotland

The State Hospital is a high secure forensic hospital. It provides assessment, treatment, and care for patients who have been detained under The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 / 2015 who require secure care needs.

View The State Hospitals Board for Scotland recruitment contact details.

Our story

Explore the history, innovations, and breakthroughs that help tell the story so far of the NHS in Scotland.