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Supporting Trainees with Difficulties


In light of the current situation around COVID-19, the NES executive team have taken the decision to cancel all courses and events up to the end of July


If you are already booked on a course which carried a fee, this will be refunded back onto the payment card used.


Updates will be posted as and when the situation changes.



Target Audience

Educational Supervisors, Foundation Programme Directors, Training Programme Directors, General Practitioners and Directors of Medical Education who are involved in the management of trainee doctors experiencing difficulties

Course Content

  • Introduction to the Operational Guide
  • Influences on Performance
  • Early Warning Signs
  • Meeting the Trainee
  • Management of Misconduct
  • Management of Poor Performance
  • Management of Ill Health

All bookings are made through via your account on the FDA Platform.   PLEASE NOTE:  If you are a Public Health user, please email the administrator on fda.admin@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Booking Guide  


Course Cost

Under review

Cancellations and Refunds: Please note that full automated refund can be generated from the Portal for cancellations up to 4 weeks prior to the course.  Within 4 weeks of the course date, refunds may be given in exceptional circumstances only or your place may be transferred to another course if there is availability.  Please note that if you have previously cancelled a course within 4 weeks of the original course date and are reallocated a place on another course by the FDA Team, which you then cancel, no refund will normally be offered.

New Courses for 2019/2020

Available for booking NOW





Thursday 16th April 2020 08:45 - 16:30  Glasgow NES Central Quay COURSE CANCELLED !!!    COVID-19
Wednesday 29th April 2020 08:45 - 16:30  Edinburgh NES Westport COURSE CANCELLED !!!    COVID-19
Wednesday 27th May 2020 08:45 - 16:30  Inverness CfHS COURSE CANCELLED !!!    COVID-19
Thursday 11th June 2020 08:45 - 16:30  Glasgow NES Central Quay COURSE CANCELLED !!!    COVID-19
 Thursday 3rd September 2020 08:45 - 16:30  Edinburgh NES Westport Available for booking NOW
 Tuesday 6th October 2020 08:45 - 16:30  Glasgow NES Central Quay Course now full
 Tuesday 10th November 2020 08:45 - 16:30  Dundee Dental Education Centre Available for booking NOW
Thursday 3rd December 2020 08:45 - 16:30 Hilton Doubletree Aberdeen 3 places left for booking
Wednesday 13th January 2021 08:45 - 16:30  Dundee Dental Education Centre Available for booking NOW
 Thursday 11th February 2021 08:45 - 16:30  Forest Grove House Aberdeen  Available for booking NOW