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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland


NHS Education for Scotland Privacy and Data Protection Notice

The following notice applies from February 2023

1. About NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

NES is a public organisation created in Scotland under section 2 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (the 1978 Act).  NES was set up by the NHS Education for Scotland statutory order, (2002, no. 103).

NES is a special health board within NHS Scotland. Our responsibility is developing and delivering education and training for the health and social care workforce. We are also the lead body for digital development in health and social care.

We are one of the organisations which form part of NHS Scotland (NHSS).  Our headquarters are:

NHS Education for Scotland
Westport 102, West Port, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN

Data Protection Officer contact details

NES employs a Data Protection Officer to check that we handle personal information in ways that meet data protection law.  Our Data Protection Officer is Tracey Gill who can be contacted at this email address:

Telephone: 0131 656 3200

Or through our Edinburgh postal address:

Westport 102, West Port, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN

We have notified the Information Commissioner that we process personal data. Our registration number is: Z7921413

The registration details are publicly available from the:

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow SK9 5AF

To search the online ICO register, please see: Register of fee payers | ICO