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About us

We are a special health board responsible for supporting NHS services in Scotland by developing and delivering education and training for those who work in NHSScotland

Our vision

Quality Education for a Healthier Scotland.

Our mission

Education that enables excellence in health and care for the people of Scotland.

Everything we do is based on seven ways of working. These are:

  • aim for excellence in education
  • be open, listen and learn
  • take responsibility and lead by example
  • respond quickly and confidently
  • look ahead and be creative
  • respect and value each other
  • work in partnership to a clear common cause
What we do

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healt...
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Our organisation structure

An overview of how we are organised including board member contacts, directorate and departmental leads...
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Freedom of information

Information access requests to NHS Education for Scotland ...
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The Board

There are 12 places on the NHS Education for Scotland Board of which 8 are non-executive and 4 are executive. All board members are appointed by the Health Minister....
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Corporate Plans and Annual Reports

We routinely publish information about us, our spending, our performance, our decisions and our priorities - below are a selection of key corporate documents which you may find useful. ...
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Getting involved

At NES we have a strong commitment to involving patients, carers, families, service users, trainees and students in the design and delivery of our training and educational activities...
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Equality and diversity

Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Diversity is about recognising and valuing difference in its broadest sense...
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Events

NES national conferences/events For NES national conferences/events organised by the Corporate Communications Conference Team please see the link below.   For other conferences/events please see cale...
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What's New

In this section we list all of the 'What's new' items from across the website. ...
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Procurement

Current Tender Opportunities NHS Education for Scotland (NES) will normally advertise tender opportunities on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and or the Public Contracts Scotland - Tenders, the S...
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