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Flying Start NHS®

Flying Start (FS) NHS® programme is the national development programme that the Scottish Government and NHSGGC requires all Newly Qualified Practitioners (NQPs) to complete within the first 12 months of practice. FS is designed to support NQPs to develop into confident and capable, registered health professionals in their first year of practice.  It is a learner-directed, work-based programme, supported by a Flying Start Facilitator and Line Manager.

Learning opportunities through the year include those within the practice setting, study sessions, seeking feedback from colleagues, discussions with NQPs who have previously completed FS, and you will be supported by NHSGGC Practice Education Facilitators (PEFs) and Care Home Education Facilitators (CHEFs).

There will be 24 hours protected learning time away from the workplace. NQPs will be required to engage with electronic resources, all of which can be found on the NHSGGC Flying Start Portal . NQPs will be required to work through the activities which will support completion of the learning outcomes for the four Pillars of Practice.

The learning from the Induction pages also contributes towards FS portfolio, which can be used to evidence your professional requirements including Turas® Appraisal, Continuous Professional Development, NMC Revalidation and HCPC Standards.

It is essential that you register for Flying Start, the information and resources related to this can be found in the NHSGGC Flying Start Portal.


Last Updated: 10 September 2021