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Workforce Development

Flying Start NHS

Flying Start NHS is the national development programme that the Scottish Government requires all newly qualified NMAHP practitioners (NQPs) to complete. It is designed to help them make the step from student to confident and capable, registered health professional in their first year of practice, in all sectors and settings across Scotland.

In 2017, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) completely revised the programme to reflect the ever-changing environments in which NQPs work. The changes were also driven by feedback from NQPs and others with experience of Flying Start NHS, as well as managers and service leads. The new programme focuses on what is most practical and beneficial to learn in the workplace and is designed to fit in with other learning e.g. mandatory training. The programme is hosted on Turas Learn and can be found at

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