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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Year in review 2021

YEAR IN REVIEW

2021

2021 was a critical year for everyone. For us, the challenge was balancing supporting front-line services every day while keeping education and training going for the future. 

We want to give you a flavour of what we have achieved. So we've gathered some highlights here, together with some deeper dives, using case studies. We hope you enjoy this snapshot of our work.

'A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland.'

Our achievements in 2021

In 2021, we helped...

plan over 12 million vaccinations through our Vaccine App

plan over 12 million vaccinations through our Vaccine App


Turas Vaccination Management tool →

In 2021, we helped...

promote the role of the Healthcare Support Worker in Allied Health Professions

promote the role of the Healthcare Support Worker in Allied Health Professions


Read Debbie Orman's case study →

In 2021, we helped...

provide vital support to over 80,000 nurses and care home workers, protecting the most vulnerable

provide vital support to over 80,000 nurses and care home workers, protecting the most vulnerable


Psychosocial mental health and wellbeing support →

In 2021, we helped...

provide 1.2 million journal articles, spreading latest thinking in health and care

provide 1.2 million journal articles, spreading latest thinking in health and care


The Knowledge Network →

In 2021, we helped...

give families the best start with the Family Nurse Partnership

give families the best start with the Family Nurse Partnership


Read Dani Cowan and Roni Vaughan's case study →

In 2021, we helped...

supervise and support over 7,000 junior doctors and other trainees, sustaining the workforce of the future

supervise and support over 7,000 junior doctors and other trainees, sustaining the workforce of the future


Scotland Deanery →

In 2021, we helped...

improve communication around death, with 31,000 people using our resources, from 142 countries

improve communication around death, with 31,000 people using our resources, from 142 countries


Support Around Death →

In 2021, we helped...

protect the community by delivering 114 maternity courses to 1560 staff across Scotland

protect the community by delivering 114 maternity courses to 1560 staff across Scotland


Scottish Maternity →

In 2021, we helped...

promote care home practice placements to student nurses

promote care home practice placements to student nurses


Read Jane Douglas's case study →

In 2021, we helped...

train staff to deliver better dementia services in care homes

train staff to deliver better dementia services in care homes


Once for NES: Dementia →

In 2021, we helped...

deliver over 6200 modules of infant mental health training

deliver over 6200 modules of infant mental health training


Perinatal and Infant Mental Health →

In 2021, we helped...

create essential COVID learning resources for staff across health and care

create essential COVID learning resources for staff across health and care


Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Turas Learn →

In 2021, we helped...

transform specialist dementia care in Scotland

transform specialist dementia care in Scotland


Read Yvonne Manson's case study →

In 2021, we helped...

support optometrists to provide safe, effective glaucoma care in the community

support optometrists to provide safe, effective glaucoma care in the community


NES Glaucoma Award Training →

In 2021, we helped...

deliver 18,000 learning resources for staff across health and care

deliver 18,000 learning resources for staff across health and care


Turas Learn →

In 2021, we helped...

improve young people’s mental health services through our Framework and ongoing training

improve young people’s mental health services through our Framework and ongoing training


Children and Young People’s Mental Health →

In 2021, we helped...

deliver public health webinars to over 14,000 staff across Scotland

deliver public health webinars to over 14,000 staff across Scotland


Supporting the national COVID-19 Vaccination Programme →

In 2021, we helped...

promote health and care careers to school leavers, looking to the next generation of staff

promote health and care careers to school leavers, looking to the next generation of staff


The NHS Scotland Careers →

In 2021, we helped...

provide trauma training to 106,000, improving responses to people affected by trauma across the Scottish workforce

provide trauma training to 106,000, improving responses to people affected by trauma across the Scottish workforce


National Trauma Training Programme →

In 2021, we helped...

set up the NHS Scotland Academy with NHS Golden Jubilee, helping transform the health and social care workforce

set up the NHS Scotland Academy with NHS Golden Jubilee, helping transform the health and social care workforce


NHS Scotland Academy →

How could we help you? We'd love to hear from you.

Please get in touch, or view our previous Year in review 2020