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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 should you require assistance in this matter.

Courses and Publications

Courses and Publications


Published May 2020

Resource Type: PBSGL Module

Module Type: Scottish Module

Complaints: When Things Go Wrong

Published March 2019

Resource Type: PBSGL Module

Module Type: Scottish Module

Advanced - Leadership, August 2020 - November 2020 (GPs & Pharmacy staff) moved to a virtual environment

This course will be delivered in 10 virtual sessions.  Programmes are in development for each session and will be posted on Portal nearer the time.  Each delegate will receive a workbook which will be used in each session.  There will be a project that you need to undertake and develop as a poster for the final session.

This course is for more experienced medical and pharmacy staff ( > 3 years post registration experience) wishing to further develop their leadership skills. You really need to be able to attend all 10 sessions.  (A Foundation level course is available for those who have not had any leadership development.)

The aim of this course is to enable participants to test some key theories of leadership in the workplace.  The teaching style is discussion orientated with participants being expected to come equipped with experiences to share with the group, and participants are expected to complete some tasks/project work throughout the course.  As part of the course there are senior healthcare professionals who attend to share their experiences - please come prepared to ask them questions.

Key topics covered are: the dynamics of teams; how to chair effectively; communication for leadership; managing conflict; coaching vs mentoring; staff development; change management and how to negotiate effectively.

Pre-work will be uploaded to the 'Documentation' tab for this course about 2-3 weeks prior to the courseT
he days are spaced to enable you to complete a variety of tasks in between sessions and to enhance your learning.  Please ensure that you complete the pre-course work and the tasks.

Prior to session 1 participants are expected to 'dip' into the reading list, reflect on their favourite leader and complete some tasks using the templates provided.  Other tasks include - reflection on a scenario with your team; reflection on a change management project that you have observed; reflection on a change management project that you have LED; reflection on a recent communication; reflection on 'chairing at/of meetings'.

For session 10, participants are expected to share the outcome of a project that they have completed as part of the course that demonstrates their understanding of the leadership theory taught on the course.  Please note that the posters need to be emailed as either a PowerPoint slide or as a word document to NES Pharmacy for processing. Please do not print your poster. 

Any questions please don't hesitate to contact

Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Monday, August 10, 2020 9:30 AM-9:30 AM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

GPN CPD Connect COPD Day 1 Edinburgh

Two Day Course: 20 August and 8 October 2020 (you will automatically be registered onto day 2)

To provide general practice nurses with the knowledge and skills to perform an annual review of COPD in primary care.

Cancellation Notice:  Please be mindful that although this course is free for you to attend, the Scottish Government has funded your place from public resources.  We expect a high demand but are unlikely to be able to fill places at short notice from busy General Practices.  Therefore, if you are unable to attend for any reason at all we would be very grateful if you could please let us know no later than 14 days before the event to avoid a £75 cancellation fee to cover committed venue and catering costs and to ensure we have the opportunity to try and fill your place. 

Funding and Eligibility:   This course is funded by the Scottish Government GPN Fund 2018-21, to sign up for this course you must be an active General Practice Nurse.  To ensure you are able to sign up please ensure your role on portal is 'Medical - Practice Nurse'.

Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

Edinburgh Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Waiting List Only
£POA Book

PBSGL Facilitator Training 27 August 2020 - Edinburgh


Aims of PBSGL Facilitator Training

This one-day training programme is designed to support the development of facilitation skills for, and familiarity with the method of Practice-based Small Group Learning (PBSGL). PBSGL is a popular form of CPD for primary care professionals that is supported by NES and is based upon; topic-specific, evidence-based educational modules, peer-facilitated small group learning, and a cohort of peer-facilitators.

This well-received day-long training programme is designed for those that have an intention to take on a PBSGL group-facilitator role, and involves some pre-course preparation in the form of reading two PBSGL modules and immersion in small group learning and practice of facilitation skills throughout the day.




To understand the place for peer-facilitated small group learning as part of a health professional’s continuing professional development

To help drive research-based findings into practice and thus narrow the gap between current practice and best practice

To understand the importance of small group facilitation skills and to provide the opportunity to learn and practice them

To be able to run a PBSGL group, including managing the process, helping to summarise learning and achieving commitment to change practice





Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

Edinburgh Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book

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