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Articles to keep you up-to-date on a range of important programmes and projects


Articles & Features

2016-17 Annual Report

We're pleased to announce the publication of our Annual Report. This is the third year of our refreshed strategic framework, Quality Education for a Healthier Scotland, to deliver the Scottish Government's Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision.

How NMAHP Post Reg learning resources support CPD

Our NMAHP directorate has produced a new online magazine called SELECTIONS which shares examples of the impact of some of our Post Reg learning resources.

Estates and Facilities Hub now available

The Estates and Facilities Hub went live on Turas on 31 October 2017 and is a one-stop-shop for learning and development for people working in Estates and Facilities in NHSScotland.

Mouth Matters - improving oral health for offenders

The third annual ‘Mouth Matters,’ educational event took place on 22 November at Westport, with delegates and presenters from health and social care organisations.

Leadership Links goes live

Want to develop your leadership skills and share learning with colleagues and experts? Leadership Links provides bite-sized learning opportunities for leaders and managers at all levels.

Shaping Education through the Voices of Staff and Service Users

Learning from staff and service users can support an ethos of continuous improvement, development, and the sharing of good practices. Such feedback can take the form of survey data, personal perspective stories, focus groups and one-to-one discussions.

Want to make a difference to NHSScotland?

The NHS impacts on everyone's lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved with an organisation who helps to deliver better patient care by providing educational solutions for workforce development. NHS Education for Scotland is looking for two people to join its Board. These are challenging, rewarding and worthwhile opportunities that will take up around 8 hours a week and last for up to 4 years in the first instance.

Senior testers wanted: executive performance appraisal app

We are calling for senior nominees to help us develop an App on the Turas platform to support executive level and senior manager appraisal. This will streamline the process to support a greater focus on the conversation. We are leading the in-house development of the App as part of the national work on executive level leadership and talent management, prioritised in the Health and Care Delivery Plan.

Want to make a difference to the NHS in Scotland?

Scottish Ministers want to appoint four new non-executive Chairs to the following NHS Boards: NHS Education for Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Golden Jubilee Foundation and NHS Shetland. We want to hear from people with the senior level experience required for these significant appointments. You do not need to be an expert in health and/or social care. We are looking for people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds.

NES Annual Review 25 October 2017 (1)

NHS Education for Scotland’s Annual Review will take place on Wednesday afternoon, 25 October, in Perth. Our Chief Executive, Caroline Lamb will highlight our achievements over the past year and take questions.

Launch of refreshed Flying Start NHS

Whether they work in the NHS or other health and social care setting, newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals across Scotland will be supported with their learning and professional development needs with the launch of the newly refreshed Flying Start NHS programme.

NES Annual Review 25 October 2017

Our Annual Review is an opportunity for us to share with you some key achievements from the past year. We will focus on uni-professional work and on our increasingly multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach to developing and providing appropriate support to NHSScotland and to the social care sector.

News from NES Pharmacy

The latest edition of NES Pharmacy News includes its programme of events for Autumn 2017 featuring three topics that will be delivered in a number of board areas (tailored to local needs).

Scotland Deanery Annual Quality Report 2017

The 2nd Annual Quality Report from the Scotland Deanery reflects our work to improve the quality of postgraduate medical education and training in Scotland in the last twelve months.

New strategy on improving and integrating Pharmacy services

The new strategy underlines the continuing need to equip pharmacists with the right skills to support patients in a range of settings, such as working in partnership with GP practices. We will support the Strategy by developing and delivering a comprehensive education and training programme.

Better services for victims of sexual crime

NES is to work with doctors in Shetland to pilot a training programme in forensic medical examination services for victims of sexual crime, specifically designed to be inclusive of those that work in remote communities. The pilot sits alongside other work that we are doing to improve training nationally.

NES nominated in RPS Awards 2017

The work of our Pharmacy colleagues has again been recognised by the prestigious Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s RPS Awards 2017.

NES at AMEE Conference 2017

Dr. Clare Tucker will give a presentation on 'Enhancing the preparedness of doctors to manage death related communications' at the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) conference in Helsinki, Finland.

Medical Education changing Shape

A major UK report has signalled future changes in the way medical doctors are trained. The reforms will ensure training keeps pace with advances in technology, changing models of care and the needs of an ageing population. NES has welcomed the report, saying “flexibility is the key” to future training.

Moving ahead on Health and Social Care Delivery

NES is continuing to work with partners to respond to the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan. Together with the other National Boards, we are looking at creating a joint response by the end of September 2017. In doing this, we're taking into account latest and emerging thinking, such as the National Workforce Plan and the Digital Health and Care Strategy.

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