TURAS Learn


As we continue to respond to the unprecedented challenge of coronavirus COVID–19, we want to ensure our staff and the sector feel supported to stay connected, keep up to date with knowledge and can continue to access learning resources.

You may have already received communication around many resources that are available during this current situation, however we would like to make you aware of the Turas learning platform.

Turas Learn is NHS Education for Scotland's platform for online learning.  It provides health and social care staff with access to free education and induction resources. The website will be regularly reviewed and updated in line with current advice and as new material becomes available.


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Supplier payments


We are  committed to the ‘Confederation of British Industry Prompt Payment Code’ for the payment of bills for goods and services we receive.   It is our policy to make payments in accordance with the Scottish Government’s instructions on prompt payment and a target payment within 10 days. 

As part of our coronavirus COVID-19 response, we have temporarily closed our offices and are asking all suppliers to send us their invoices by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

If you have posted an invoice to our office since Monday 24 February, please send a digital copy to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we may process this for you.


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Scottish Government supplementary national child protection guidance


Scottish Government has written to key organisations with responsibilities around child protection to inform them of supplementary guidance now available to support them to carry out their duties during the COVID-19 emergency.

You can view the letter and guidance here


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Who Cares? Scotland offering additional support for care experienced people


Who Cares? Scotland is offering additional support to care experienced people during the coronavirus COVID-19 emergency.  

This includes a new information and advice service, continuing to provide advocacy and helping to create online spaces for care experienced people to connect. 

Read the full update here.


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Supporting people to keep in touch when care homes are not accepting visitors


Where care homes are not accepting visitors, it is important that systems are put in place to enable people to keep in touch. This is a time of concern and worry for people about their loved ones and it is important that they can keep in touch. It is also important for the health and wellbeing of people who live in services to not feel abandoned by family and friends.

Download our supporting people to keep in touch when care homes are not accepting visitors guide.


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