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Training for NHS staff to appraise them of the Scottish legislation regarding organ and tissue donation.


These learning resources are for all NHS staff involved in the retrieval of organs and tissue for transplantation in Scotland and other UK countries. 

The page contains eLearning modules, resources for trainers, a video and important links to further information. The elearning modules outline the Human Tissue (Authorisation)(Scotland) Act 2019, and explain where there are changes to the existing legislation on donating organ and tissue for transplantation and other purposes in Scotland.

You should complete the module specific to your area of clinical practice (Adult or Paediatric) and complete the pre and post course confidence questionnaires that are included within the module.

Please note you must log in to Turas to view the elearning modules below. This account is the same as your Turas Appraisal account. If you do not have an account then please register for a free Turas account. Once logged in, select the module titles for further information. 

eLearning modules

Module: Human Tissue (Authorisation)(Scotland) Act 2019 : adult

Module: Human Tissue (Authorisation)(Scotland) Act 2019 : including information relating to children

Note: The paediatric elearning module includes additional information in relation to paediatrics. It has not been developed specifically for paediatric practice.


Certificate of Completion

Once you have completed the elearning it will appear in your Turas Learn Learning History.

You can download a certificate of completion from the Learning History page. This is accessed from the My Learn item in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

Learning resources
Alternative Formats

This resource may be available, in full or summary form, in alternative formats and community languages.  Please contact NHS Education for Scotland on 0131 656 3200 or email to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.

Transcripts of any videos within this resource are available on request.

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