30th November 2015

NHS N3 gateway down - issues resolved

The reported issues with N3 gateway has now been resolved. Access to websites and intranet should now been restored.

16th November 2015

SOAR Development Deployment - successful

The planned deployment on the new SOAR development around Recognition of Trainers was successfully deployed on Saturday 14th November 2015.

Detailed guidance for those involved with the new development (Directors of Medical Education and Educational Organisations) will be released in due course.

Guidance for Trainers / Appraisees on how to complete the additional RoT questions on Form 3 can be found on the Medical Appraisal Scotland website: http://www.appraisal.nes.scot.nhs.uk/help-me-with/soar/appraisees/rot.aspx

For general information regarding RoT processes in Scotland, please visit the Scottish Trainers Framework website: http://www.scottishtrainerframework.org

Should you run into any problems with SOAR, please contact the helpdesk - SOAR@nes.scot.nhs.uk

21st October 2015

Beware of hoax "NHS helpdesk" emails

We have had several recent reports of emails apparently from NHSmail email addresses or from an organisation in NHS England, claiming to be from an IT helpdesk and inviting you to click on a link to upgrade software. If you receive any such emails - DON'T CLICK ON THE LINKS.

These are spam "phishing" emails where the sender has somehow managed to make it look like they are sent from a legitimate NHS or NES email address.

For more details please visit - http://www.appraisal.nes.scot.nhs.uk/news/hoaxemails.aspx

You will be asked for your email address and password. You should not under any circumstances divulge your password to anyone. As a general rule of thumb, regardless of the online system you use (SOAR, NHS or College ePortfolios, online banking or shopping, etc), no helpdesk or admin staff (or anyone) will ever ask you for your password.

17th September 2015

Generic CPD Log on SOAR

As part of the recent SOAR redesign, we have created a new CPD log function on SOAR. The CPD log is a very simple and basic setup, designed to link directly to your appraisal forms.

Instructions and guidance are available via the blue information icon on the top right hand corner of the CPD page when you access it.

Should you run into any problems with this or other areas of SOAR, please contact the helpdesk - SOAR@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Our thanks once again for your continued support and feedback.  For more information on what was deployed last month, please visit: http://www.appraisal.nes.scot.nhs.uk/help-me-with/soar/about-soar/deployhistory/20150801.aspx