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About Medical Training

NES is responsible for the commissioning and oversight of postgraduate medical education in Scotland

Our Vision 

To lead the advancement of postgraduate medical education in Scotland for the benefit of trainers, trainees and ultimately the patients who receive their care, through creating and making use of new knowledge and the best learning environments.

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NES Medical Directorate, through the Scotland Deanery, is responsible for the commissioning and quality management of postgraduate medical education in Scotland.

Our four regions of the Scotland Deanery have operational responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of postgraduate medical education, from Foundation to Core and Specialty Training, are delivered to the highest standards.

NES actively support the work of trainers and educators in their various roles as training programme directors, clinical and educational supervisors.

In Scotland, there are training programmes covering all recognised 61 separate specialty curricula leading to a certificate of completion of training (CCT), and 32 recognised sub-specialty programmes.

The curricula are delivered in educational environments in primary and secondary care in the 14 territorial NHS boards. NES therefore works closely with all NHS Boards as well as the medical Royal Colleges, Faculties and their agencies.

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