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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 healthcare workforce in Scotland. NES has a Scotland wide role in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development and maintains a local perspective through centres in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.

NES also cooperates and collaborates with regulatory bodies and other organisations that are concerned with the development of the health and care workforce for example the General Medical Council, universities and other professional bodies.



All about NES

An Introduction to NHS Education for Scotland by Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive.


This new short film features Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive, setting out NES' role in NHSScotland and looking at our wide-ranging remit and the evolving landscape of health and social care integration.

The video also highlights key achievements from the past year, including a review of our digital transformation programme and finishes with a look ahead to our priorities for the future.

This film includes switch on/off captions and a transcript can be provided on request from: