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Nursing and Midwifery

Nursing and Midwifery Practice Educators

Who are we?

There are 17 Nursing and Midwifery Practice Educators employed by NHS Education for Scotland hosted in NHS Boards.  We contribute towards the ongoing learning and development of nurses and midwives in direct care giving roles, in particular those at level five and six of the Career Framework for Health by bringing learning and development resources closer to practice for nurses and midwives that are directly relevant to their role in clinical care.

From the map please click on your regional board area to find out information about Practice Educators in each board and the work they are doing to support nurses and midwives in achieving their objectives.

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What is the purpose of our role?

Our role has become embedded in local, regional and national networks to enable sharing of experience and expertise across the practice education infrastruture.  While the main focus of our work lies within the network is a flexible workforce and responds to both national policy, and professional and education drivers and priorities.  In our own boards  we work in conjunction with clinical education staff, practice education facilitators (PEFs), care home education facilitators (CHEFs) and NES practice education co ordinators (PECs) to develop and deliver learning materials supporting all aspects of revalidation including the confirmer role, reflective discussions and porfolio building.  These learning materials were added to a suite of resources accessible via the Revalidation Community of Practice housed on the Knowledge Network.

How is this role different from the Practice Education Facilitator (PEF) role?

PEFs provide support to all learners and also contribute to the enhancement of the wider practice learning environment within NHS boards.  PEFs are central to assisting senior nurses and midwives to enhance the quality of the clinical learning environment, supporting colleagues pursuing ongoing professional development activity and providing an important "link" between practice and education settings.  

Practice Educator Annual Report

The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of key acheivements from Practice Educator National Network for stakeholders and external partners to inform and further embed the Practice Educator role within NHS Scotland and NHS Boards.

2017-18 pdf

2017-18 word accessible