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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...

NES nominated for national healthcare technology award

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has been shortlisted for a UK-wide healthcare technology award for its programme of Digital Transformation and the development of effective digital resources.

MAs in the spotlight

Three young apprentices have been featured in a short film in order to celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week which runs until 4 March.

Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity in Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) will today (24 February) host a learning event that contributes to improved access and quality of diagnosis for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The event, Di...

Scotland's health education praised by independent review

The training and education of Scotland’s healthcare workforce has been praised following an independent UK wide review, with NHS Education for Scotland singled out as ‘world class’.

Celebrating Modern Apprentices

In recognition of the increasingly important contribution Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) play in the NHSScotland workforce, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) will today (28 January) celebrate the achi...

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