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Mental Health and Learning Disabilities



Dementia is a national Clinical Priority and in 2010 Scotland's National Dementia Strategy was launched.   NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are undertaking a partnership project on behalf of the Scottish Government to support the delivery of the educational actions in the Change Programme outlined in this strategy.

Working under the auspices of the Dementia Programme Board, NES/SSSC developed the Promoting Excellence Framework which was launched in June 2011.  In addition to this, a number of educational resources were produced which are freely available from our publications section.

Following a highly successful training programme in 2011/12 to establish a network of Dementia Champions throughout NHS Boards in Scotland.  A second cohort is currently underway with a third cohort due to commence in October 2012.

To find out more about our recent activities and developments please read our newsletter below.

NEWSLETTER - Issue 5 - Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care


Dementia Managed Knowledge Network (MKN)

Visit this community website which supports knowledge sharing and provides links to a number of resources.

Promoting Excellence Website

A new website with a focus on the Promoting Excellence Framework and created to support staff develop their knowledge and skills.

Informed About Dementia DVD

View this series of 6 videos developed to support staff and students who require the knowledge and skills described in Promoting Excellence for the Dementia Informed Practice Level.