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Nursing and Midwifery

NHS Education for Scotland Practice Education roles

Our Team

Programme Director for Practice Education

The Programme Director for Practice Education has a strategic leadership role in relation to national practice education initiatives. 

Practice Education Coordinators (PECs)

There are three regional PECs across NHSScotland - West, South East and North, based in NES regional offices. PECs provide professional leadership, coordination and support for the development and enhancement of practice education, working with Strategic Leads for Education in NHS Boards and Universities.

Contact your regional PEC:

West - NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS The State Hospital, NHS Golden Jubilee and NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

North - NHS Highland, NHS Grampian, NHS Tayside, NHS Shetland, NHS Western Isles, NHS Orkney.

South East - NHS Lothian, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Fife, NHS Borders.

Practice Educators

There are 17 NHS Education for Scotland Practice Educators hosted in NHS Boards across Scotland. The role enhances the existing practice education network at a local, regional and national level. They support the continuing professional development of nurses and midwives in care giving roles by bringing educational resources closer to practice.  More information can be found on the Practice Educator page of this site.

Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinator for Practice Education provides project management and administrative support to the Programme Director and Practice Education Coordinators.