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NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are committed to easy access for everyone. We're constantly working towards improving the accessibility of this website to ensure we provide equal access to all of our users.

The Scotland Deanery website was launched in March 2016.

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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

However we know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • Form elements do not have labels
  • Links do not have accessible names
  • There is no skip to main content functionality

How accessible our documents are

New documents we publish and documents you need to download or fill in to access one of the services we provide should be fully accessible.

However, we know that some of our older documents (published before 23 September 2018) are not accessible. For example, some of them:

  • are just photocopies and are not marked up in a way that allows screen reader users to understand them
  • are not tagged up properly - for example, they do not contain proper headings

This mostly applies to our older PDF and Word documents examples of them are located within our recruitment sections. These types of documents are exempt from the regulations, so we do not currently have any plans to make them accessible.


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:

Email: support.web@nes.scot.nhs.uk

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

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

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: support.web@nes.scot.nhs.uk

When you get in touch with us, we will:

  • acknowledge your contact
  • tell you who is dealing with it
  • confirm when you can expect a reply

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (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

How we tested this website

This website was tested on the 14th August 2020. The test was carried out by a member of staff from NES Digital using the  using the Lighthouse Accessibility extension for Chrome.

We decided that the following pages were examples of the different type of content across the website.

We tested:

What we are doing to improve Accessibility

We intend to have this website fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard by September 2021.


This statement was prepared on 14th August 2020. It was last updated on 14th September 2020.


This page was last updated on: 18.06.2021 at 09.14