Capability

The purpose of the Capability Policy is to provide staff and managers with a clear process to support and manage employees who are required to improve their knowledge, skills or ability in order to perform the duties of their role.

 

From 1st March 2020, a revised Once for Scotland Workforce Policy for Capability has been introduced for use by all NHSScotland Boards. Please refer to the NHSScotland Workforce Policies website to access this along with supporting documentation and templates.  

If the Capability process had been instigated prior to the 1st March 2020 please contact HR for advice as to whether the existing Board policy or the revised Once for Scotland policy should be used.

National Services Scotland

The Capability policy and process is in place to support employee's and line managers where there are concerns about the employees knowledge, skill or ability to fulfil the duties of their role. 

From 1st March 2020, a revised Once for Scotland Workforce Policy for Capability has been introduced for use by all NHSScotland Boards. 

If the Capability process has been instigated prior to the 1st March, please contact HR for advice as to whether the existing Board policy applies or if the revised Once for Scotland should apply.  To access the National Once for Scotland policy please refer to the NHSScotland Workforce Policies website.

NHS 24

All staff members are required to perform the duties of their post to an acceptable standard. Where such standards are not met, a formal process should only be followed where there is no other alternative.  In all cases the primary objective must be to assist and support the staff member to improve to the required standard.

From 1st March 2020, a revised Once for Scotland Workforce Policy for Capability has been introduced for use by all NHSScotland Boards. 

If the Capability process has been instigated prior to the 1st March, please contact HR for advice as to whether the existing Board policy applies or if the revised Once for Scotland should apply.  To access the National Once for Scotland policy please refer to the NHSScotland Workforce Policies website.

NHS Education for Scotland

It is the aim of NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to ensure that all employees are treated in a fair and equitable manner.  Employees are required to perform the duties of their post to an acceptable standard. Where such standards are not met, a formal process should only be followed where there is no other alternative.  In all cases, the primary objective must be to assist and support the employee to improve to the required standard.

From 1st March 2020, a revised Once for Scotland Workforce Policy for Capability has been introduced for use by all NHSScotland Boards. 

If the Capability process has been instigated prior to the 1st March, please contact HR for advice as to whether the existing Board policy applies or if the revised Once for Scotland should apply.  To access the National Once for Scotland policy please refer to the NHSScotland Workforce Policies website.

Public Health Scotland

Employee Capability refers to an individual employee's ability and/or competence to perform the work expected of him/her to the required standards. 

From 1st March 2020, a revised Once for Scotland Workforce Policy for Capability has been introduced for use by all NHSScotland Boards. 

If the Capability process has been instigated prior to the 1st March, please contact HR for advice as to whether the existing Board policy applies or if the revised Once for Scotland should apply.  To access the National Once for Scotland policy please refer to the NHSScotland Workforce Policies website.

If you have been advised that the existing Board policy applies then please refer to the option below that best describes your circumstances to ensure you refer to the correct information. This is because from 1st April 2020 Public Health Scotland will bring together staff previously employed by NSS and NHS Health Scotland alongside new PHS employees, meaning different routes for staff to access HR information. 
 
• I have TUPE transferred from NHS Health Scotland into Public Health Scotland – all information is contained in the tabs below identified as Health Scotland
• I have TUPE transferred from NSS to Public Health Scotland – please select the National Services Scotland tab above to access all information.
• I am an employee in Public Health Scotland – please select the National Service Scotland tab to access all information. 

Scottish Ambulance Service

Employee Capability refers to an individual employee's ability and/or competence to perform the work expected of him/her to the required standards. 

From 1st March 2020, a revised Once for Scotland Workforce Policy for Capability has been introduced for use by all NHSScotland Boards. 

If the Capability process has been instigated prior to the 1st March, please contact HR for advice as to whether the existing Board policy applies or if the revised Once for Scotland should apply.  To access the National Once for Scotland policy please refer to the NHSScotland Workforce Policies website.

The State Hospital

It is the aim of The State Hospitals Board for Scotland to ensure that all employees are treated in a fair and equitable manner.  Employees are required to perform the duties of their post to an acceptable standard.  Where such standards are not met, a formal process should only be followed where there is no other alternative.

From 1st March 2020, a revised Once for Scotland Workforce Policy for Capability has been introduced for use by all NHSScotland Boards. 

If the Capability process has been instigated prior to the 1st March, please contact HR for advice as to whether the existing Board policy applies or if the revised Once for Scotland should apply.  To access the National Once for Scotland policy please refer to the NHSScotland Workforce Policies website.