BASICS Scotland delivers courses across NHS Board areas based on direct requests from relevant Health Boards. Course types and dates are usually agreed around 12 months in advance.
All course bookings are taken in one of two ways:
1) Course places are booked through NHS Board contacts locally, who then send participants names to BASICS Scotland
2) Course enquiry form from BASICS Scotland website (held on BASICS Scotland waiting list).
There is a high demand for most of our courses, so booking via one of the above methods ensures we track your enquiry date, place you on the correct waiting list and offer you a place on the next available course. We aim to send flyers out about 6 months before each course to allow time to book leave and secure funding. Places are secured by those on the waiting list who return application forms with payment promptly.
If you work in a Health Board area that regularly books courses from us, you may not wait as long as those held on the BASICS Scotland central waiting list. We can direct you to your relevant NHS Board contact if you wish.
Once you are offered a place we ask you to complete a “Course Application Form” This gives details of the course date/venue and relevant delegate/residential fees payable. We then allocate places on a ‘first paid, first served’ basis. Once the course is full, we do keep a ‘reserve’ list in case of cancellations, so it is helpful to know if you are happy to be contacted about places coming up at short notice. If you cannot take up a place offered at short notice, this does not affect your place on the waiting list.