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Nursing and Midwifery

Modernising Nursing in the Community

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The Modernising Nursing in the Community Website

NES has developed a Modernising Nursing in the Community (MNiC) website which supports NHS Boards and Community nurses with the modernisation agenda by capturing key areas of development/tools/good practice.

The website builds on an agreed MNiC framework and is a repository of information, evidence, key resources, examples of practice and educational contacts to support nurses in their work with people across the lifespan.

This on-line resource:

  • makes it easy for nurses working in the community and others to search for relevant evidence, policy and resources in defined areas
  • saves time by illustrating and sharing examples of how other areas have implemented change
  • provides a unique focus for person centred, safe and effective community nursing

An Educationalist Group


NES has been asked by the Scottish Government and the Programme Board to set up an education sub-group to support the work of the Board. The group is consists of key stakeholders from Higher Educations Institutions, NHS Boards, Partnership and organisations supporting community nursing.

The education sub-group manages three strands of work to support the modernisation agenda:

  • Strand 1 - Support and advise on the development of the community component of the new nursing pre-registration programmes.
  • Strand 2 - Influence the modernisation of community nursing education programmes and the support for the wider workforce in line with NHS Board requirements.
  • Strand 3 - Supervise the development of career frameworks to support community nursing.

In addition, NES is working closely with NHS Health Boards, amongst many other key stakeholders, to ensure the educational aspects of the project are developed and implemented successfully.