Features and Articles
Articles to keep you up-to-date on a range of important programmes and projects
Articles & Features
The 15 October is Global Handwashing Day. We're helping to reinforce the message that making handwashing a habit is a key component in the reduction and spread of infections. In so doing we can improve outcomes for those we care for as well as protecting staff and relatives.
Are you an ambitious, experienced nurse, midwife or allied health professional working in NHScotland? The NMAHP eHealth Leadership Programme is open for applications to Cohort 7 commencing January 2017.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland has launched an Improvement Fund offering health and social care organisations the opportunity to apply for funding to design and test new solutions that will lead to measurable improvements and share learning and practice across Scotland.
Our Local Delivery Plan (LDP) for 2016-17 has now been published. It details the activities and targets which support the third year of our Strategic Framework for 2014-19: Quality Education for a Healthier Scotland; and is designed to ensure that we deliver best value in the education and development of the workforce from the resources that we invest.
A few colleagues from our Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and Quality Improvement (QI) workstreams attended this international gathering of healthcare leaders and practitioners from around 70 countries to meet, learn and share knowledge in a common mission to improve the quality and safety of care for patients and communities across the world.
At this year’s NHSScotland Event, held on 14-15 June at Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), we contributed via four poster presentations, exhibition stands numbers 26 and 50 and a workshop for delegates.
"Equal Health: An Educational Framework on Health Equalities for People with Learning Disabilities" is a human rights based educational framework which has been developed for all practitioners working with people with learning disabilities. It is a resource which will contribute to the development of skills and competencies across the workforce, assisting in the delivery of asset based, person centred care and support.
NES and Dumfries and Galloway Council recently launched a new elearning resource on Self-directed Support (SDS).
The NES e-resource, Improving Wellbeing, is now available. The resource helps all NHS staff, clinical and non clinical, to understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to parts 4, 5 and 18 (section 96) of the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.
The 7th Annual Report demonstrates the many ways in which NHS Education for Scotland's Medical Directorate provides education, training and workforce development in partnership with NHS Boards and education providers.
We have introduced three new educational resources as part of our education provision on infection prevention and control. The resources make use of technology and storytelling to provide bite-sized education that is practical, engaging and scenario based and can easily be incorporated into in-house training.
On 31 March NES hosted an event at BT Murrayfield Stadium to mark the official launch of the National Quality Improvement Workforce Development Tool and a brand new suite of training products designed to support Scottish Improvement Skills (SIS).
We are delighted to announce that NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has been shortlisted for a UK-wide healthcare technology award for our programme of Digital Transformation and the development of effective digital resources.