The portal website, which CPD connects to for payments and course booking will be moving between 8th of March and 9th of March.


During this time it will not be possible to book courses through portal or link your portal and CPD accounts.


Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact pbsgladministrator@nes.scot.nhs.uk should you require assistance in this matter.

Video Consultation Skills

Video Consultation Skills

Why do video consultation peer review?

  • Communication skills are one of the five core categories highlighted in the Scottish GP Appraisal process.
  • Submitting consultations for peer review will enable you to cover this category in the appraisal process, in preparation for revalidation.

How does it work?

Each video consultation:

  • must include six complete consultations.
  • must be properly consented by the patient and yourself for educational use.
    will be reviewed by a GP who is part of a group that has considerable experience in analysing consultations with patients and in giving consistent and helpful feedback.

How will this help me as a GP?

  • Constructive formative feedback about what went well and suggestions on how to improve your consulting style will be given.
  • The process will help you develop a patient centred approach to consulting.

Further information

  • To find out more on how to complete and submit consultations for peer review: Consultation Skills/Video Consultations Document
  • Costs: £175. Please contact Michael Hutcheson for payment option. Contact details can be found at foot of this page.
  • The review process takes a minimum of 4 weeks from the date of submission of your video (and may be longer depending on availability of reviewer, or need for second review).

Technical Requirements 

  • It is recommended that you read the following technical guide regarding the requirements before making your submission please.  
    • Please note that for GPs in the West we do not have any encrypted sticks available to borrow, unfortunately. We would recommend purchasing one of the recommended encrypted sticks outlined in the technical guide or if you are part of a training practice then they may already have an encrypted stick that you can use for the submission.

For any general queries please contact Michael Hutcheson on:

Tel: 0141 223 1411

Email: michael.hutcheson@nes.scot.nhs.uk