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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Equality reports

NES has a duty to identify equality outcomes we will work to deliver and to publish these every four years. We also have a duty to report biennially on progress delivering those outcomes and on actions we are taking to mainstream equality in our work.


We also have duties to publish information about our workforce and how we use this data, and to publish an Equal Pay Statement.


You will find these reports on this page. We also include reports on how we implement the Fairer Scotland Duty to address socio-economic inequalities and how we meet our duties as a Corporate Parent in our Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report.

Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report, 2021-25 [PDF]

This report summarises our mainstreaming activity and progress in delivering our equality outcomes for 2017-21. It describes our equality response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It includes information on the steps we have taken to implement the Fairer Scotland Duty. It also includes our Corporate Parenting Report for 2021 and our Workforce Data Equality Analysis for 2019-2020.

In this report we set out the equality outcomes that we will work to deliver during the period 2021-2025.

Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report 2017-2021

This report summarises our mainstreaming activity and progress delivering our equality outcomes for 2013-2017, and sets out our new equality outcomes for the period 2017-2021. An accessible Word Version of this document is available. Separate files for our equality outcomes 2017-2021 and for each of the 10 case studies in the main report are available below.

On 30th April 2019 we published our progress report [PDF], describing our progress delivering our equality outcomes and mainstreaming priorities. This report also includes our gender pay gap, and information about how we are implementing the Fairer Scotland Duty.

Equal Pay Statement

Our Equal Pay Statement sets out our policy on equal pay and includes an analysis of the pay gap and occupational segregation: