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Articles to keep you up-to-date on a range of important programmes and projects


Articles & Features

GMC National Review of Scotland 2017

The GMC has now concluded the visit part of their national review of Scotland and we are very pleased to report an overall favourable outcome for the Scotland Deanery and for medical education as a whole in Scotland.

Turas Appraisal is on its way

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has developed an application, called Turas Appraisal, which will be the replacement national electronic application for recording summaries of annual personal development planning and review (PDPR) discussions.

Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship Recruitment Open!

Applications are now OPEN for the 11th cohort of the Scottish Quality & Safety Fellowship programme which will commence in September 2018.

Rethinking Remote 2018 Conference

The Scottish Rural Health Partnership is hosting the second 'Rethinking Remote' Conference in Eden Court, Inverness on 24 and 25 May 2018. The conference has five principal themes relevant to remote healthcare - Emergency Management and Pre-hospital Care; Education and Professional Support; Community Engagement; Technology; and Community Care.

4th National NHSScotlandHealthcare Support Workers Annual Event

Over 200 staff attended the 4th national NHSScotland Healthcare Support Workers annual event on 7th February 2018 in Edinburgh.

The NHS turns 70

On 5 July 2018, the NHS will celebrate its 70th Anniversary. NHSScotland and the Scottish Government will be working with a wide range of partners to celebrate 70 years of the NHS in Scotland. We want everyone to get involved - from patients and the public to NHS Boards, our partners in health and social care and the voluntary sector, professional bodies, and unions.

SQSF and RRHEAL celebrate 10 years

This year, NES programmes, the Scottish Quality Safety Fellowship and the Remote and Rural Healthcare Alliance (RRHEAL) have significant anniversaries, as both were set up 10 years ago.


Our HAI team continues to support boards, partnerships, universities and colleges in their local implementation of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP).

Leadership Links Winter Webinars

Leadership Links provides bite-sized learning opportunities for leaders and managers at all levels: · Live and recorded web-based learning events in a wide range of leadership areas; · Face-to-face events to deepen the learning, and to support networking with colleagues and partners across Scotland.

Getting to know our new NMAHP Director

Karen Wilson started working as the Executive Director of NMAHP on the 3rd January.

New national coordinator for General Practice Nursing

Lynne Innes joined NES as the new National Coordinator for General Practice Nursing on 11 January.

Understanding the impact and value of The Knowledge Network subscription resources

The Knowledge Network family of websites, including Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) provide access to thousands of fulltext articles and ebooks, several research databases and a range of evidence summaries and other services.

2016-17 Annual Report

We're pleased to announce the publication of our Annual Report. This is the third year of our refreshed strategic framework, Quality Education for a Healthier Scotland, to deliver the Scottish Government's Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision.

How NMAHP Post Reg learning resources support CPD

Our NMAHP directorate has produced a new online magazine called SELECTIONS which shares examples of the impact of some of our Post Reg learning resources.

Estates and Facilities Hub now available

The Estates and Facilities Hub went live on Turas on 31 October 2017 and is a one-stop-shop for learning and development for people working in Estates and Facilities in NHSScotland.

Mouth Matters - improving oral health for offenders

The third annual ‘Mouth Matters,’ educational event took place on 22 November at Westport, with delegates and presenters from health and social care organisations.

Leadership Links goes live

Want to develop your leadership skills and share learning with colleagues and experts? Leadership Links provides bite-sized learning opportunities for leaders and managers at all levels.

Shaping Education through the Voices of Staff and Service Users

Learning from staff and service users can support an ethos of continuous improvement, development, and the sharing of good practices. Such feedback can take the form of survey data, personal perspective stories, focus groups and one-to-one discussions.

Want to make a difference to NHSScotland?

The NHS impacts on everyone's lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved with an organisation who helps to deliver better patient care by providing educational solutions for workforce development. NHS Education for Scotland is looking for two people to join its Board. These are challenging, rewarding and worthwhile opportunities that will take up around 8 hours a week and last for up to 4 years in the first instance.

Senior testers wanted: executive performance appraisal app

We are calling for senior nominees to help us develop an App on the Turas platform to support executive level and senior manager appraisal. This will streamline the process to support a greater focus on the conversation. We are leading the in-house development of the App as part of the national work on executive level leadership and talent management, prioritised in the Health and Care Delivery Plan.

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