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2016-17 Annual Report


We're pleased to announce the publication of our Annual Report. This is the third year of our refreshed strategic framework, Quality Education for a Healthier Scotland, to deliver the Scottish Government's Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision.  

The Report shows how we are: 

  • Making it easier for staff to provide the best possible health and social care in Scotland 

  • Attracting, recruiting and helping staff into the NHS 

  • Streamlining and removing barriers to education and training 

  • Commissioning and monitoring the quality of education 

  • Creating learning resources and delivering training 


This year’s report features a review of 2016-17 as well as severalFast Fact animations. These tell you more about us and showcase some of our achievements.

There are also six case studies and short videos from staff working in health and social care.  Each describes how NES education, training and resources have helped them in their roles.    

We hope you enjoy reading the report and value your feedback. If you have any comments please email them to