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Statement for Scottish Medical Training website

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are committed to easy access for everyone. We're constantly working towards improving the accessibility of this website to ensure we provide equal access to all of our users.

The Scottish Medical Training website was launched in 2013 and has recently had a front end redesign in August 2020.

This website is run by NHS Education for Scotland. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • skip to content links at the top of the page

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Please note that we have embedded access to Browsealoud support software in this website. Browsealoud adds speech, reading, and translation to websites facilitating access and participation for people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, English as a Second Language, and those with mild visual impairments. You will find access to this website plugin at the bottom of every page.

How accessible this website is

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

However we know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

The Timeline of Medical Excellence is not fully accessible to screen reader software or keyboard access. This was developed by a 3rd party and we currently do not have the resources to make this accessible at this moment in time.

If you require information from this section of the website you can get in contact with the team for an accessible format:

Telephone: 0141 223 1400 (ask for Colin Sanders).
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days. 

How accessible our documents are

New documents we publish and documents you need to download or fill in to access one of the services we provide should be fully accessible.

However, we know that some of our older documents (published before 23 September 2018) are not accessible. For example, some of them:

  • are just photocopies and are not marked up in a way that allows screen reader users to understand them
  • are not tagged up properly - for example, they do not contain proper headings
This mostly applies to our older PDF and Word documents examples of them are located within our recruitment sections. These types of documents are exempt from the regulations, so we do not currently have any plans to make them accessible.

What to do if you can't access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:


Telephone: 0141 223 1400 (ask for Colin Sanders).

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

When you get in touch with us, we will:

  • acknowledge your contact
  • tell you who is dealing with it
  • confirm when you can expect a reply

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. If you are deaf and would like to communicate with us without visiting the office please contact us using the email address below and we can use contactSCOTLAND-BSL interpretation service to discuss your issues.


Telephone: 0141 223 1400 (ask for Colin Sanders)

Address: 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, G3 8BW

How we tested this website

This website was tested on the 2nd August 2019. The test was carried out by a member of staff from NES Digital using the WAVE extension for Chrome. Changes were made at that time.

This website was tested again on the 5th August 2019. The test was carried out by a member of staff from NES Digital using the Accessibility Insights extension for Chrome. Further changes were made.

This website was tested again on 23rd August 2020. The test was carried out by a member of staff from NES Digital using the Lighthouse Accessibility extension for Chrome which was scoring 100% for Accessibility on every page tested.

We decided that the following pages were examples of the different type of content across the website.

We tested:

This statement was prepared on 5th August 2019. It was last updated on 25th September 2020.