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Trainee Information

GP Trainees as NES Employees

GP Trainees working in practice are employed by NES.  In the near future all GP trainees will be employed by NES even when in hospital.  This will provide:

  • more comprehensive HR support
  • NES responsibility for visas and dealing with the UK Borders Agency
  • clarity of arrangements with an agreed Training Practice Agreement
  • definition of the responsibilities of NES, the GP practices, the trainers and the trainees
  • consistency of policies and management of trainees across Scotland no matter where they are placed
  • A smoother transition of employment and contractual obligations between different placements

Visit the hub website (click on the picture) for more details of policies, processes and employee information you need.As a NES employee,  the HR team are quite separate from the Deanery administrators overseeing your training. You will find the policy on whistle-blowing on this site, and some guidance on what to do. You can also report a concern to Deanery colleagues, as well as in your practice.

Induction to GP Practice 

NES has developed an ST1 Induction to GP Practice pack.  Each GP practice can personalise the details of the practice and the pack provides details of the requirements for new GP trainees during their induction period.

Induction Pack

Sessional Time (contracted hours)

Suggest clinical/educational split per week full time and less than full time arrangements

COGPED Guide to a session


Training in OOH 

OOH provision is via local OOH providers, please refer to your local office for more information.

OOH service is a contractual obligation. Scotland Deanery has created an agreed guidance as to what is expected of GP trainees

OOH Guidance (doc)

OOH Supervisor Feedback Form (doc)

European Working time directive guidance - for working hours and rest period, particularly pre and post OOH sessions

Less than full time guidance

Less than full time guidance and application process.  Please see your own regional LTFT contacts