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Want to make a difference to the NHS in Scotland?

Scottish Ministers want to appoint four new non-executive Chairs to the following NHS Boards: NHS Education for Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Golden Jubilee Foundation and NHS Shetland. We want to hear from people with the senior level experience required for these significant appointments. You do not need to be an expert in health and/or social care. We are looking for people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds.

NES Annual Review 25 October 2017 (1)

NHS Education for Scotland’s Annual Review will take place on Wednesday afternoon, 25 October, in Perth. Our Chief Executive, Caroline Lamb will highlight our achievements over the past year and take questions.

Launch of refreshed Flying Start NHS

Whether they work in the NHS or other health and social care setting, newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals across Scotland will be supported with their learning and professional development needs with the launch of the newly refreshed Flying Start NHS programme.

NES Annual Review 25 October 2017

Our Annual Review is an opportunity for us to share with you some key achievements from the past year. We will focus on uni-professional work and on our increasingly multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach to developing and providing appropriate support to NHSScotland and to the social care sector.

News from NES Pharmacy

The latest edition of NES Pharmacy News includes its programme of events for Autumn 2017 featuring three topics that will be delivered in a number of board areas (tailored to local needs).

Scotland Deanery Annual Quality Report 2017

The 2nd Annual Quality Report from the Scotland Deanery reflects our work to improve the quality of postgraduate medical education and training in Scotland in the last twelve months.

New strategy on improving and integrating Pharmacy services

The new strategy underlines the continuing need to equip pharmacists with the right skills to support patients in a range of settings, such as working in partnership with GP practices. We will support the Strategy by developing and delivering a comprehensive education and training programme.

Better services for victims of sexual crime

NES is to work with doctors in Shetland to pilot a training programme in forensic medical examination services for victims of sexual crime, specifically designed to be inclusive of those that work in remote communities. The pilot sits alongside other work that we are doing to improve training nationally.

NES nominated in RPS Awards 2017

The work of our Pharmacy colleagues has again been recognised by the prestigious Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s RPS Awards 2017.

NES at AMEE Conference 2017

Dr. Clare Tucker will give a presentation on 'Enhancing the preparedness of doctors to manage death related communications' at the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) conference in Helsinki, Finland.

Medical Education changing Shape

A major UK report has signalled future changes in the way medical doctors are trained. The reforms will ensure training keeps pace with advances in technology, changing models of care and the needs of an ageing population. NES has welcomed the report, saying “flexibility is the key” to future training.

Moving ahead on Health and Social Care Delivery

NES is continuing to work with partners to respond to the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan. Together with the other National Boards, we are looking at creating a joint response by the end of September 2017. In doing this, we're taking into account latest and emerging thinking, such as the National Workforce Plan and the Digital Health and Care Strategy.

What NES OD and Leadership can do for you

On Wednesday 13 September, we are holding an engagement event for key stakeholders to hear about what matters to you and what we have planned in the area of Organisational Development and Leadership.

Do you know a healing hero? Nominate them today

Can you think of a colleague or team who has done something special that made a difference to the people being cared for?

NES Launches New e-Learning Modules to Support Staff with their CPD and Career Development

NES launches a new range of modules designed to help health and care staff get the most out of CPD.

Launch of Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway

NHS Education for Scotland is leading the way in demonstrating a national approach to infection prevention and control with the introduction of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP).

A new approach to Executive Level Leadership Development

NES will be working with professional services company KPMG to explore new ways of providing leadership development for aspiring, new and experienced NHS Chief Executives and Executive Directors.

New digital platform enables NHS staff to work smarter and faster

Health workers speak about the difference that Turas has made to their working day.

NMAHP eHealth Leadership Programme 2017/18 open for applications

Calling all nurses, midwives and allied health professionals - apply for Cohort 8 or 9 of the NMAHP eHealth Leadership Programme.

Highlights from NHSScotland Conference and Exhibition 2017

NES staff joined hundreds of health and social care professionals from across Scotland for the annual NHSScotland Event at the SEC in Glasgow last week. The two-day conference was an excellent opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues from other health boards, as well as a chance for us to make some important announcements.

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