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Compassionate Connections

Compassionate Connections: family focussed learning resources to support your role in maternal, new-born and infant health 2011- 2014

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Compassionate Connections is a collaborative programme run by NHS Education for Scotland and NHS Health Scotland. It was initiated to support implementation of the Refreshed Framework for Maternity Care in Scotland and Improving Maternal and Infant Nutrition – a Framework for Action.

The programme began in early 2011 following the launch of the frameworks and associated policy guidance. In November 2011 a learning needs analysis was commissioned to support the project. This was completed in March 2012 and in response to the findings of this report a flexible set of interactive educational resources was developed through extensive stakeholder engagement and consultation.

A pilot of the Compassionate Connections workforce development programme began in September 2013. It engaged six NHS boards across Scotland which had identified themselves as early implementer sites and the three higher education institutions (HEIs) in Scotland which provide pre-registration midwifery programmes.

Find out more about this innovative programme and access the training materials by selecting the link below where you will be redirected to the dedicated Compassionate Connections website on the NES Managed Knowledge Network.

An evaluation of the programme to date has been published.  To view the Executive Summary and the Final Report, choose from the relevant links at the bottom of this page.