The policies on this website are from phase 1 of the ‘Once for Scotland' Workforce Policies Programme.
Further policies will become available in later phases.


NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is committed to easy access for everyone. We're continually working towards improving the accessibility of this website, to make sure we provide equal access to all our users.

The NHSScotland Workforce Policies  website was launched on 1 March 2020.

We plan to make the website fully accessible in line with new legislation by the end of March 2020. At the moment (as of 1 March 2020) it is partially compliant.

This website is improved on a regular basis in an Agile way and we want to be clear and transparent with regards to what we are doing to improve accessibility for the users of this software.

This website is run by NHS Education for Scotland. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • skip to content links at the top of the page

AbilityNet  has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.

Some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.

Accessibility features of this website

There are text alternatives for policy flowcharts. This provides an equivalent experience for users who have difficulty with interacting with visual flowcharts.


What to do if you can't access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille. 


Telephone: 0141 223 1400 (ask for Colin Sanders).

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Websites) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. If you are deaf and would like to communicate with us without visiting the office please contact us using the email address below and we can use contactSCOTLAND-BSL interpretation service to discuss your issues.


Telephone: 0141 223 1400 (ask for Colin Sanders)

Address: 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, G3 8BW

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

NHS Education for Scotland is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Websites) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

There are some elements which are not keyboard-accessible as per WCAG Guideline 2.1.1

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on the 23 December 2019. The test was carried out by a member of staff from NES Digital using a combination of Accessibility Insights (Chrome plugin) and Accessibility Auditing Tools (integrated Chrome development tool).

Pages that were tested:

  • homepage
  • about page
  • pages with content
  • policy pages
  • supporting document pages

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We plan to have this website fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard for the 31 March 2020.

This statement was last updated on 1 March 2020.

Policies and supporting information can be requested in alternative formats and community languages.

Read about the responsibilities of your employer when processing and storing personal information linked to workforce policy processes.

Learn about the principles and values that make sure employees and workers are treated fairly and consistently at work.



Explore the NHSScotland Workforce Policies, which set the standards that all our Boards must follow.

Supporting documents

Supporting documents

Discover a wide range of supporting documents to help you understand and apply the NHSScotland Workforce Policies.

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