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Latest initiatives

Latest initiatives

This section contains information on the latest education and training resource which we have developed for NHSScotland staff and, increasingly, for Social Care staff.


Initiative: Healthcare Associated Infections

The HAI team lead the educational elements of the Scottish Government's HAI Task Force delivery plan on the prevention and control of infection

Initiative: General Practice Nursing Toolkit

The web-based NES General Practice Nurse Toolkit was developed in response to the need for nurses to have easy access to up-to-date information to inform their daily work.

Initiative: The Knowledge Network

Evidence into Practice helps clinicians to find, share and apply evidence to practice in order to deliver the best quality patient care.

Initiative: Out of Hours - Unscheduled Care

We have brought together relevant information that will support both the Education and Continuous Professional Development for Out of Hours Unscheduled Care Practitioners and other relevant stakeholders. We are keen to take a collaborative approach to the continuing development of the website, and would welcome any ideas, suggestions or comments that you may have.

Initiative: The Knowledge Network

The Knowledge Network is a website and digital library providing high-quality knowledge support for delivery of health and social care in Scotland.

Initiative: Flying Start NHS

Flying Start NHS® is a unique web based learning programme, commissioned in 2005 by the then Scottish Executive, to support the early career development and retention of the newest practitioners in the workforce.

Initiative: Advanced Nursing Practice Toolkit

Designed to encourage consistency and support benchmarking of Advanced Nursing Practice roles

Initiative: Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW)

To develop and implement a national approach to supporting and developing assistants to Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professions at levels 2 to 4 of the Career Framework for Health