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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

The Portal

The NES Portal is our national online course booking and management application, allowing you to search and book CPD events offered by NHS Education for Scotland.

It continues to support dental vocational trainer applications.


Who can use the Portal?

Our audience includes members of the Dental, Pharmacy and Medical professions. We are not the only NES application that offers education and training. Our sister application Turas Learn is increasing its education and training offering however NES Portal remains the only system that supports online payments.

How to use the Portal

Please navigate to our homepage NES Portal and use the Sign Up button to create your own account. Once done, we shall send you a verification email that once actioned, will allow you to log into the application.


Key features of the Portal

  • Online Shopping Cart area we call "iBooklet" that allows you to search and book courses. Thereafter you can manage the education you have booked by way of a suite of other functions available.
  • Dental Vocational Trainer Applications. This part of the overall recruitment process continues to be supported on the NES Portal. Applications run one year ahead of the training year in question and open in Autumn each year.
  • Dental Quality Improvement Projects. An area where dentists manage all aspects of either QI (Audit) or QI (eSEA) projects they are involved in. From time to time we offer other forms of QI Projects such as Peer Review and Research projects.

The NES Portal is secured by 256 bit encryption, as can be seen by our security certificate padlock when you view the application homepage. This gives you assurance any online payment is secure.

Useful links

NES Portal

Contact us

Portal Support Desk:

Last updated: 27/09/2020

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