A list of facts about NHS Education for Scotland
- We are a special health board responsible for the development and delivery of education and training for all NHSScotland staff and for supporting NHS services to the people of Scotland.
- We consult and work closely with territorial health boards to make sure we understand their needs and what we need to do to support them.
- We support a wide range of educational activities to meet Board workforce needs, Scottish Government policy as well as gaps in current provision.
- We maintain strong links with UK regulatory and professional bodies such as the Royal Colleges and the Health Foundation. In Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are key partners. We also work closely with Scotland's Colleges and Universities, Skills for Health, COSLA, and Skills Development Scotland.
- We are funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorates (SGHD).
- This funding includes:
- covering the basic salaries of some clinical groups, eg, doctors, dentists, clinical psychologists, pre-registration pharmacists and clinical scientists during their postgraduate training
- supporting management, leadership and finance training
- payment of medical and dental Additional Costs of Teaching (ACT) to cover costs incurred by NHS Boards in training undergraduate students
- together these three elements account for over 83% of our total budget
- the balance is committed to supporting education for all staff groups in NHSScotland, some 170,000 people
- We have central offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow and regional offices in Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.