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NHS dentist numbers get the all-clear

Scotland’s increasing demand for NHS dental services is expected to be more than matched by an increase in the number of dentists, according to latest projections.

Scotland's leading dementia projects celebrated

The search for Scotland’s most innovative and ambitious dementia projects is over with six groups from across the country now crowned as winners in this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards, at a cere...

CAA delighted to have new resource for GPs endorsed by the First Minister

General Practitioners are set to gain access to a new learning resource and reference on how to deal with the scourge of asbestos in a move that’s received the backing of First Minister Nicola Stur...

New app to help Scottish healthcare staff fight threat of antibiotic resistance

A groundbreaking new app to help healthcare staff tackle antibiotic resistance in Scotland.

Scotland to explore options to develop an integrated 5 year Pharmacy programme

Building on the success of its existing Pharmacy four-year degree plus one year pre-registration training programme, Scotland has announced plans to explore options to develop an integrated 5 year ...

Drive to recruit GP trainees

A recruitment drive has been launched to encourage more junior doctors to consider the opportunities that a career in general practice provides.

Research shows ethnicity matters in doctors' prospects

GMC research today shows that white UK medical graduates remain more likely to pass specialty exams than their black and minority ethnic (BME) counterparts, while doctors whose primary qualificatio...

Junior doctors attracted to Scotland

More than 5,700 junior doctors will be training in Scotland this year, new figures published today show.

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...

NHSScotland Proud of EU Staff

Trainees, students and staff from the rest of the EU will continue to play an important and valued role in NHSScotland.

"Always Events" to put patients and service users at the heart of care

Health and care teams from across Scotland have been funded to look at the best possible healthcare practice and embed it right across the country as ‘always events’.

Animations to support Scotland's doctors, nurses and carers deal with death

Doctors, nurses and other care specialists in Scotland are being provided with innovative new resources, including animations, to help them deal with one of the most difficult situations they will ...

New CLA Licence deal means better access to published information for NHS in Scotland

All staff in NHSScotland are to have access to more research and information to help improve delivery of care to their patients.

New Film to Attract trainee Doctors to Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland and the Scotland Foundation School has launched a new film to showcase its foundation programme in a bid to attract more students to pick Scotland as their first choice. ...

Scottish Medical Education Conference

Over 800 healthcare professionals are in Edinburgh as NHS Education for Scotland hosts the 6th National Scottish Medical Education Conference.

NICE accreditation for dental clinical guidance development in Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has achieved accreditation by the leading health and care excellence body in the UK for its work with the dental community.

Patients and clinicians set to benefit from health app

Patients and clinicians are to benefit from the latest healthcare app which targets people with multiple medical conditions.

Young people urged to join NHS workforce

Young people are being targeted by NHSScotland with the launch of a new website at Murrayfield on Wednesday (23 March).

Updated guidance for drug prescribing in dentistry

A third edition of the popular Drug Prescribing for Dentistry guidance is launched today by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). The updated guidance will facilitate drug ...

National Dementia Conference and Graduation

On Wednesday 16 March, 97 health and social services professionals from all parts of the country will graduate to become members of Scotland’s pioneering Dementia Champions Programme. The event wil...

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