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Care that is safe, effective and person-centred is at the heart of the NHSScotland Quality Strategy and the 2020 Vision for health and social care. NES has developed a toolkit of resources available to health and social care teams to help promote individual, collective and organisational learning.
9-14 October was baby loss awareness week. NES, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Sands https://www.uk-sands.org/ has developed a new bereavement e-Learning resource which is available on the maternal health Knowledge Network.
In September 2010 NES senior management implemented a review of procurement activities across NES. The findings from this review resulted in the introduction of the ‘No Purchase Order (PO) No Payment’ policy and approval from the Executive Team and Change Management Board to develop a centrally managed Procurement function.
The NHSScotland Event took place 23-24 June at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow. Now in its tenth year, the theme of the event was ‘Leading Integration for Quality’. NES contributed to the event via the exhibition (stand number 42), the presence of the Mobile Skills Unit, and the poster display.
To make safe and effective decisions about patient care, healthcare professionals need quick, easy, reliable access to current, relevant evidence and recommendations for action, in hospital and community settings, and through mobile and desktop routes. From an educational perspective, practitioners need resources that support evidence-based and problem-based approaches to learning about best clinical practice, and which link quick guidance to knowledge for deeper study. NES Knowledge Services is delighted now to offer this support as a result of its recent tender for evidence summaries for point of care decisions and everyday learning.
As part of our commitment to continual improvement we have developed a Digital Strategy which provides a single vision for the development and delivery of all our digital and related services. This is based on the need to be Digital by Default. It has started a Digital Transformation which is the organisational change required to make the single vision possible.
The Autism Training Framework outlines the skills and knowledge required at different levels within the health and social care workforce to achieve key outcomes for people on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It describes the knowledge and skills required by generic health and social care workers who will occasionally encounter a person with ASD through to those who provide highly specialist interventions in ASD services.
Every death in Scotland must be certified by a doctor who completes a form called a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD). The MCCD confirms that the death has occurred and records key information about the death, including the cause of death. From 13 May 2015The Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011 will introduce a number of changes to the current system.