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General Data Protection Regulation

NHS Education for Scotland is currently updating our databases and privacy policies to bring them in line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force from 25th May 2018.

New Standards for Nurses

The nursing and midwifery council (NMC) has launched a new framework for the education and training of nurses and midwives, and new standards of proficiency that nurses will be required to meet before they can apply for registration.

Speech, Language and Communication Need in Children

The ‘Speech, language and communication: ‘Giving children the best possible start in life’ resource supports students, qualified health visitors and family nurses to develop the skills to work effectively in meeting the speech language and communication needs of children in Scotland, as well as empowering parents to give their children the best possible start in life.

Scottish Improvement Leader - Applications Open

The Scottish Improvement Leader (ScIL) Programme is a key part of Scotland’s innovative approach to address increasing demands across our public services by developing QI capacity and capability.

Palliative and end of life care: enriching and improving experience

The Palliative and end of life care framework was developed to support the learning and development needs of the health and social service workforce in Scotland.

Growing capacity for AHP student practice based learning

On 12 April following a request from the Acting Chief Health Professions Officer at Scottish Government, the Allied Health Professions (AHP) academic heads Scotland Group, and the AHP Director Scotland Group (ADSG, our AHP Team hosted an event to consider how the AHP practice based learning capacity could increase to ensure that the future AHP workforce is grown to meet the need.

Duty of Candour

The Duty of Candour provisions in legislation set out a range of things that need to happen when unexpected or unintended harm has occurred.

Spotlight on Sepsis

The NHSScotland NEWS & sepsis screening app has been updated to incorporate the qSOFA criteria calculator. The app is free and is available for both Android and iOS devices.

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.

SIPCEP Update

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.

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