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Nursing and Midwifery

The Practice Education Network

Who we are?

In NHS Scotland there is a unique network of practice education staff across NHS Education for Scotland(NES), NHS Boards and all of Scotland's universities that deliver nursing and midwifery education.

We all work together to develop resources and networks, enhancing the quality and range of practice- based learning for educators, mentors pre-registration nursing and midwifery students and other learners, helping them to provide safe, effective, person-centred quality care.

The NES Practice Education team works in partnership with colleagues from practice and education providers to create networks that support nurses and midwives across Scotland. Within the networks there are a number of roles, each with something different to contribute.

NHS Education for Scotland Practice Education roles

NHS Health Board and Partner University Practice Education roles

What we do in  the NES Practice Education team?

Our Nursing and Midwifery strategy describes the ways in which we aim to help practitioners, strengthening education where nurses and midwives practise.

As part of our commitment to strengthening education where nurses and midwives practice, some of our core objectives are:

  • Grow dynamic learning environments through efficient and creative support for Scotland's nursing and midwifery practice education networks.
  • Harness new technologies to deliver flexible and innovative education which maximises the work base as a learning environment.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, importantly including service users and carers, to enhance the quality and range of practice learning experiences for all students and practitioners.
  • Assist those in practice education roles to access and use the evidence base to support the initial preparation and development of a workforce fit for complex and changing practice environments, including remote and rural settings.
  • Capture the added value and benefits of practice education roles through evaluation