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Articles to keep you up-to-date on a range of important programmes and projects


Articles & Features

First national learning module on technology enabled care

A new ‘Introduction to Technology Enabled Care’ (TEC) learning resource has been developed to address the recommendation for a national approach to learning and development from the research report – ‘Supporting Scotland’s Workforce’.

National Quality Improvement Award for NHS Lanarkshire SLCN Project

A NHS Lanarkshire project aimed at improving the confidence and competence of health visiting staff in identifying speech, language and communication needs and concerns in young children has won the National Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative (CYPIC) Quality Improvement Award in the category, Co-production with Families and Our Services.

Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Exchange Programme is a free initiative that pairs leaders from across sectors to improve leadership capacity between peers.

Scottish IPC Education Pathway - what's new?

The Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP) provides a national approach to infection prevention and control education. Since the launch of the foundation layer of the pathway in June 2017 there have been over 240,000 e-learning module completions across health, social care and higher and further education.

NES Annual Review 2018

NHS Education for Scotland’s Annual Review will take place at 11 am on Wednesday morning, 21 November, in Perth. Our Chair, David Garbutt and our Chief Executive, Caroline Lamb will highlight our achievements over the past year and take questions.

Smile4life Educational Event

‘Smile4life’ is a national oral health initiative to promote better oral health for homeless people. It is supported by the oral health improvement team (OHIT), within the Dental Directorate's Priority Groups workstream.

New educational animated films from NES on Conversations about Death, Dying and Bereavement

The NES Supporting Scottish Grief and Bereavement Care workstream, in partnership with various health boards and other external partners, has produced five new short educational films.

Project Lift approach to leadership development comes alive!

Project Lift is the team and digital platform hosted by NES on behalf of NHSScotland that is supporting fresh approaches to leadership that will enable transformation in health and care.

Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine Training

In 2018 the first trainee completed the new Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) subspecialty training programme in Scotland, a unique collaboration between the Scotland Deanery, Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS), Scottish Ambulance Service, London Air Ambulance and London Deanery.

Understanding your System

NHS Education for Scotland are pleased to announce the launch of our new Understanding your System eLearning module on the QI Zone. This can be accessed via the digital platform, Turas Learn.

Management Matters

Management Matters is the exciting new approach to line managers development the 8 National Boards.

Mouth Matters Educational Event in HMP Edinburgh - 26 September 2018

On 26 September, NES, together with HMP Edinburgh and Homeless Action Scotland will be hosting an educational event about oral health. It will feature the ‘Mouth Matters’ resource which was designed to help prison staff, health professionals and support workers the specific oral health needs of people living in prisons.

SIPCEP 2017/18 First Year Report

Since its launch in June 2017 the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP) has gone from strength to strength according to its First Year Report.

Our Strategic Framework

We are approaching the end of our current Strategic Framework 2014-2019, ‘Quality Education for a Healthier Scotland’, which has aligned our annual operational activities, outcomes and targets to five themes and nine key outcomes. To help inform our strategic direction for 2019-2024, we now invite your views on areas of the current Strategic Framework.

'Always Events' Health Foundation Award

After a highly competitive funding application process, NES was recently awarded a further 30K by The Health Foundation to continue its innovative educational development work on implementing the ‘Always Events’ (AE) concept with healthcare teams in Scotland and beyond.

NES Knowledge Services Subscription Tender April 2019

NES provides a national digital library service for health and care staff in Scotland via The Knowledge Network. This is an essential national service on a once-for-Scotland basis, maintaining equity of access to the evidence and research staff require to make the right decision, for the right person, at the right time.

Professional Development Award (PDA)

NES will continue to provide funding to support pharmacy technicians to undertake the SVQ units within the PDA in assessment and supply of individual patients’ medicines with Edinburgh College, for the 2018-19 academic session. There will be flexibility whereby pharmacy technicians can undertake all or some of the SVQ units within the PDA group award, depending on their job role.

Healthcare Science News

Our summer update is now available and includes the annual call for expressions of interest from service for clinical scientist supernumerary training places for intake 2019, for which the final deadline is 17 September 2018.

Leadership Links Autumn Webinars

Leadership Links provides bite-sized learning opportunities for leaders and managers at all levels: • Live and recorded web-based learning events in a wide range of leadership areas; • Face-to-face events to deepen the learning, and to support networking with colleagues and partners across Scotland. During 2018-19 the focus is on the Health and Care Leadership capabilities: “Collaboration & Influencing” and “Creativity & Innovation”. Register at Turas Learn to access Leadership Links at the Leadership and Management Zone.

2018 AHP Careers Fellowship open for applications

The AHP Careers Fellowship Scheme is a fantastic opportunity to keep learning and developing your career as you lead a work-based project to improve, change or develop AHP services. Something that makes a difference to the people you provide a service to.

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