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Workforce Development

Key Messages and Background to Initiative

The Effective Practitioner Initiative provides work based learning resources and support for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals across NHS Scotland.

The Effective Practitioner Initiative assists practitioners to meet the Quality Ambitions for NHS Scotland through the delivery of person centred, safe and effective care. It supports "Practitioners" and "Senior Practitioners" to evidence their ongoing development for KSF, revalidation, and CPD purposes It recognises and values the critical role this large group of staff play in the day-to-day care delivery in NHS Scotland.

The PowerPoint presentation and supporting material has been developed to support a consistent message locally, nationally and internationally as to the aim of the Effective Practitioner initiative.

Project Updates

Project updates and supporting evidence in relation to the Effective Practtioner initiative are available below:


Work was undertaken in early 2010 to gather evidence in support of this initiative and the literature review and stakeholder engagement report can be downloaded from the links below:

Literature Review Executive Summary (pdf)
Full Literature Review (pdf)
Stakeholder Engagement Report (pdf)


A national stakeholder engagement event took place in January 2010. Download the event report and presentations from the links below:

Event Report (pdf)
Background and Discussion (ppt)
SGHD Perspective (ppt)
Practice Perspective (ppt)
Themes from the Literature (ppt)