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Career and Development Framework for Health Protection Nursing

The development of this Career & Development Framework will assist organisations, senior nurses and service leads in identifying the practice and competence required to provide a high quality of care in line with the Quality Strategy and allow for the benchmarking of existing roles. The Framework will also inform nurses in their career progressions and in determining their continuing professional development needs. Workforce planners and developers can use this tool in decisions around capacity building within the Health Protection workforce. It may also be used as a resource by individual Health Protection nurses to focus their educational and career development needs.

Route to Enhanced Competence in Hepatitis C Workbook

The workbook provides staff and their supervisor/ manager with a structured approach to assessing, demonstrating and developing their ability to carry out their role in delivering Hepatitis C services.

Hepatitis C Workforce Education Development: An Outline of Requirements

This document supports stakeholder organisations, particularly NHS Boards, build action plans for facilitating, delivering and evaluating Hepatitis C workforce education development for staff.

Decision making challenges specific to health protection educational resource for health protection teams

This resource helps prepare Health Board and Local Authority staff to ensure that the health protection workforce attains a level of preparedness and competence in relation to their powers and duties under the Public Health etc (Scotland) Act.

Training those required to perform on-call duties in local health protection rotas in Scotland

This document is intended for personnel who are coming onto on-call rotas through specialist training routes or who are being recruited to carry out on call duties.

Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice

Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice is an online immunisation education resource. It is intended for all health professionals involved in immunisation, including public health nurses, GPs and practice nurses and is based on agreed national standards for immunisation practice.

Framework for Workforce Education Development for Health Protection in Scotland

The aim of this Workforce Education Development Framework is to offer Health Protection Scotland and stakeholder organisations within the health protection community in Scotland a basis from which they can build action plans for facilitating, delivering and evaluating workforce education development activity for their staff.

Public Health Act etc Scotland Act, 2008

This resource supports efforts by health protection leads in health boards and local authorities to ensure that the health protection workforce attains a level of preparedness and competence in relation to their powers and duties under the Act.