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Scotland building on medical training excellence

Scotland is modernising training for junior doctors so that it continues to attract trainees from across the UK and beyond, Professor Stewart Irvine, Medical Director for NHS Education for Scotland...

Improving care and support for people with dementia

Today 147 Dementia Champions and 38 Dementia Specialist Improvement Leads (DSIL) will graduate at a ceremony in Edinburgh. The national conference and graduation is co-hosted by Scottish Government...

New Board Members for NHS Education for Scotland

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport has announced the appointments of Linda Dunion and Sandra Walker as members of the NHS Education for Scotland Board.

Scottish Medical Education reforms gather pace

Reforming medical training for Scotland’s trainee doctors is well under way, with significant progress being made in addressing the recommendations in the UK Shape of Training Report.

Emergency training boost for rural health professionals

GPs, hospital doctors, nurses and paramedics in remote and rural areas of Scotland will gain access to a wider range of emergency medicine training, thanks to a new scheme that will also double the...

Scotland's boost for GP Pharmacy Technician development

GP Pharmacy Technicians in Scotland are set to benefit from a new educational framework, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

GMC report highlights challenges

The annual GMC State of Medical Education and Practice has been published today.

Scotland's first mobile application to help support good practice in cognitive rehabilitation in dementia

Two new educational resources are set to benefit health and social care staff in Scotland and improve their practice in the care of people diagnosed with dementia. NHS Education for Scotland (NES) ...

New Nursing Director for NHS Education for Scotland

Karen Wilson has been appointed Director for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions at NHS Education for Scotland (NES), taking up post on 1 January 2018.

'Supporting Scotland's Workforce'

The delivery of health and care is changing rapidly through the use of digital technology, however, there was a need to understand the workforce learning and support needs around using such technol...

Improving surgical training for all trainees in Scotland

Scotland’s surgical trainees are set to benefit from the creation of a new training programme, open to all of our Core surgical trainees who start in 2018.

NHSScotland staff set to benefit from Recognition of Prior Learning

NHSScotland staff will benefit from an innovative project led by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in collaboration with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership (SCQFP). 'Gettin...

Scotland's Dementia Awards 2017 winners announced

The winners of Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017 have been announced at a ceremony held on World Alzheimer’s Day, 21 September, at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.

New Community Pharmacy Programme for Scots Pharmacists

Pharmacists entering their careers working in Community pharmacy practice in Scotland will now have access to structured training thanks to the new NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Vocational Train...

New and updated 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 prof...

Improving forensic medical examination services

Doctors in Shetland will pilot a training programme in forensic medical examination services for victims of sexual crime.

Medical training in Scotland remains popular

Latest recruitment rates released by NHS Education for Scotland show that 97% of all medical training posts in Scotland in 2017 are currently filled.

Updated guidance published to support safe and effective sedation for dental treatment

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has today launched its third edition of Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance. The guidance provides up-to-date advice on various as...

NES Launches New Infection Control Pathway

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Shona Robison joined NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Chief Executive Caroline Lamb at the NHSScotland Event in Glasgow last week for the launch of the Scotti...

Scotland's leading dementia projects recognised in Awards shortlist

Scotland’s Dementia Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, has announced the finalists for their...

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