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Scottish Ambulance Service Dementia Learning Resource Launched

Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) clinicians are set to benefit from a new resource on dementia which has been designed and developed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and SAS itself.

Winners Announced for Scotland's Dementia Awards 2014!

We are delighted to announce the winners in the six categories of this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards: a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland a...

Award nominted Sepsis app now available on Android

Just ahead of World Sepsis Day on September 13, NHSScotland has announced that their award-nominated Sepsis screening tool is now available for Android users as well as iPhone.

Personal Learning Networks

The web is now firmly established in the workplace and it is vital that the workforce knows how to use it. Social media, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, offer great opportunities for connecting, c...

GPHC and NHS Education for Scotland strengthen working relationship through MoU

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has agreed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NHS Education for Scotland (NES). The purpose of the MoU is to ensure that the two organisations co...

New Scottish guidance launched to help dental professionals prevent and treat periodontal (gum) diseases

New guidance for the dental profession in Scotland is launched today (30 June 2014) by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). ‘Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Disease...

Online learning support for practitioners working in prison and police custody healthcare and forensic medical services

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has created a dedicated online portal to support the learning and development needs of practitioners working in police custody and prison healthcare settings and al...

Adverse Drug Reactions e-Modules

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in conjunction with the Yellow Card Centre Scotland has launched six new e-learning modules to support healthcare professionals in identifying and reporting Adverse...

All you ever wanted to know about improving the safety of primary healthcare - in one comprehensive guide

In recent decades most of the international effort dedicated to studying and improving the safety of patient care has been focused in acute hospital settings. Now, however, the tide is slowly tu...

New MSc course in Primary Care Ophthalmology

A new MSc course in Primary Care Ophthalmology, accredited by the University of Edinburgh, will launch in September thanks to a unique collaboration between NHS Education for Scotland (NES, the bod...

Medicines Reconciliation eLearning

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in conjunction with Healthcare Improvement Scotland‘s `Safer Use of Medicines Network`, as part of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme, has launched a new e-learn...

NES GPN Programme Evaluation highlights increased role of practice nurses

The evaluation of the NES General Practice Nursing (GPN) Programme pilot has highlighted how this practice-based learning has increased the role of new Practice Nurses in providing patient care in ...

It's good to talk about work

JustTheJob, a new animation launched today by NHS Education for Scotland, highlights the important relationship between work and health and wellbeing.

Introducing the Scottish Health and Social Care Team Challenge

The newly opened extension at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, is the setting for the inaugural Scottish Health and Social Care Team Challenge (HSCTC), part of the drive to educate Scotland’...

New Dementia Resource for Scottish Pharmacists

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has launched a distance learning pack to help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians gain the knowledge and skills they need to provide high quality, person-centred c...

Compassionate Connections Story Worlds Learning Resource - educational support for staff caring for women, children and families

The Compassionate Connections conference in Stirling today (25 February) is the venue for the launch of an exciting, innovative learning resource which uses fictionalised drama based on real storie...

Edinburgh to host national nursing education conference

For the second year running, NHS Education for Scotland is to host a national research conference to highlight innovative practice in nursing and midwifery education.

Additional Learning Resources for Dental Training Practices

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to fund additional educational resources to dental training practices which will further support the learning needs of the entire dental team and help them deliv...

Dementia Champions Graduation

Over 100 health and social care staff set to become new Dementia Champions in Scotland National Conference and Graduation Event 10.00 am, Wednesday 22 January 2014, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh...

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