Our values


A Paramedic wearing the Service's uniform

The 2020 Workforce Vision "Everyone Matters" was launched by Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, in June 2013. Mr Neil emphasised the need to ensure that everyone who works for NHSScotland is: treated fairly; empowered to influence the way they work; supported to work to the best of their ability; supported to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.

He also highlighted the importance of values to the work that we do. The Workforce Vision captures the core values of NHSScotland which are:

  • Care and compassion  
  • Dignity and respect  
  • Openness, honesty and responsibility  
  • Quality and teamwork.

The Scottish Ambulance Service has ensured that its local values align with these overall NHSScotland values and that these values are reflected in everything we do.