Coronavirus (COVID-19) learning materials for professionals. 


NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are developing a range of educational and induction resources. This is available for all health and social care staff and volunteers deployed to support clinical services, but will be particularly useful in the event of people needing redeployed to other areas. We have included input from Medicine, NMAHP, Psychology, Pharmacy and the Clinical Skills Managed Education Network. The website will be regularly reviewed to check the advice being given is up to date, and we will be adding to it regularly, as new material currently in preparation becomes available.   

To date it contains: 

  • assessment diagnosis and management of suspected COVID-19 infection 
  • details of the community pathway for managing COVID-19 in Scotland 
  • how to take a respiratory history and examination 
  • induction to community pharmacy 
  • interpretation of arterial blood gases 
  • management of patients with COVID-19 
  • procedural skills linked to the assessment and management of COVID-19 
  • protecting your workplace 
  • protecting yourself in the workplace 
  • rehearsing scenarios for practice in care of patients with COVID-19 
  • wellbeing sections on looking after yourself, your patients and your staff 

We are happy to add material and to receive feedback to help improve the package:

COVID-19 Information

For regularly-updated information and Scotland-specific guidance on COVID-19 for professionals and organisations, please refer to the Health Protection Scotland website.

Information for the public on COVID-19, including stay-at-home advice for people who are self-isolating, can be found on NHS Inform


Support from the Scottish Deanery for trainees

The Deanery has set up a COVID-19 page with guidance and documents relating to the impact on training.

Contact for all your queries relating to COVID-19.

Support from the NES Pharmacy team for PRPS trainees

The NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Pharmacy team have set up a COVID-19 page with guidance and documents relating to the impact on training.

Contact for all your queries relating to COVID-19.


NES is grateful for the contributions from:  

  • Adam Hill, Postgraduate Dean, NHS Education for Scotland.
  • Jean Ker, National Associate Postgraduate Dean Clinical Skills. 
  • CSMEN Team, NHS Education for Scotland. 
  • Karen Wilson, Director of NMAHP, NHS Education for Scotland. 
  • Fiona Fraser, Head of Programme/Acute, NMAHP, NHS Education for Scotland.
  • Jordan Napier, University of Dundee, NHS Tayside. 
  • Lysa Owen, University of Dundee. 
  • Ruth Robertson, NHS National Services Scotland. 
  • Dr Tiernan, Consultant Acute and Respiratory Physician with an interest in thromboembolic disease and Medical Education based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. 
  • Dr Bradshaw, Consultant Respiratory Physician with a special interest in airways disease based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and is Training Programme Director for Respiratory Medicine for SE Scotland and Scotland Trainee Advisor for Respiratory Medicine. 
  • Dr Peter Reid, Consultant Respiratory Physician with a special interest in occupational lung disease, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.