Welcome to NHS Health Scotland's Virtual Learning Environment

This space hosts a wide range of eLearning modules, event information, resources and forums. Best of all, most of our training is free. Join our VLE

We’re here to provide workers and volunteers in the NHS, wider public sector, private and third sectors across Scotland with the knowledge and skills to help tackle a range of health inequalities issues.

Whether you’d like to find the right approach to mitigating health inequalities in areas such as alcohol and drugs, healthy weight or suicide prevention – or if you want to understand more about preventing health inequalities – these learning opportunities will give you the confidence to take the right action within your own area of work.

Our resources are developed with experts from across Scotland’s learning, healthcare and third sectors.

Many of our learning resources can be used flexibly to fit around you and your working day.

Develop your skills, enhance your practice and improve the health of others

Our Learning Brochure features a wide range of learning modules and e-learning courses on offer.


For the best experience accessing our modules, we recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. If you are using an earlier version of Internet Explorer, some elements of the pages may not display correctly.

If you are having difficulty accessing any of our eLearning courses or logging in to the website, please contact us at hselearningqueries@nhs.net

New Health Inequalities
eLearning modules now on the VLE

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NHS Health Scotland have developed two new eLearning modules in collaboration with experts and learning representatives from across Scotland.

These modules aim to increase awareness and encourage action on reducing health inequalities, as well as focusing on specific areas relevant to the needs of the target audience.

The modules are:

Health inequalities awareness – for staff in all sectors who have, or could have, a role to play in reducing health inequalities.

Tackling health inequalities within health and social care – for staff working in the health and social care sector. It explores the findings from the Working for Health Equity: the role of health professionals report and information produced by NHS Health Scotland.    

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At Healthy Working Lives our principle focus is to work with employers to enable them to understand, protect and improve the health of their employees. We do this by providing free support and advice to businesses and organisations across Scotland through our website, Adviceline and a network of advisers. You can call the Healthy Working lives Adviceline for free on 0800 019 2211