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


Articles & Features

AHP Careers Fellowship open for applications

The AHP Careers Fellowship scheme funds learning and development opportunities for the AHP workforce across the public sector in Scotland. Applications are now open and the closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday 26 July.

Improving Outcomes for People Affected by Trauma

A new training resource is available to help meet the needs of people affected by trauma and abuse. The training framework will be delivered by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) at the request of the Scottish Government’s Survivor Support team.

NES at NHSScotland's Annual Event

Once again, NES will be participating in the NHSScotland Event taking place on 20 and 21 June next month at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. The theme this year is ‘Working Differently Across Boundaries: Transforming Health and Social Care’.

Always Events: an innovative person-centred approach to optimising care

Team members from the Safety, Skills and Improvement Research Collaborative (SKIRC) have just completed a one-year Health Foundation funded project on “Designing and testing ‘always event’ and person-centredness concepts in multiple care settings”.

General Practice in Scotland offers excellent training and quality of life

Whether in an urban or rural setting, there’s a balance between excellent training, interesting workload and quality of life.

NES Local Delivery Plan 2017-18

The NES Draft Local Delivery Plan for 2017-18 sets out our vision and priorities for the year ahead. It supports the Scottish Government's Health and Social Care Delivery Plan published in December 2016.

Postgraduate Medical Education & Training Annual Report 2017

Our Annual Report highlights our achievements in the course of our core work and gives an indication of future priorities and challenges.

10 Reasons why nurses and midwives in Scotland are signing up to use Turas

Turas is the new online learning and CPD platform for health and care professionals in Scotland. Created by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), Turas is where Nurses and Midwives now access ePortfolio and it’s ready for you to join.

Optimising Over the Counter Medicines Use

In May, as part of its Spring 2017 educational programme, NES Pharmacy will be running a series of national events on the topic, Optimising OTC medicines use.

Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway

Coming Soon: A new Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway for health and care staff and students across Scotland launching June 2017.

Showcasing Quality Improvement

Representatives from NES, Health Improvement Scotland and the Scottish Government are exhibiting at this year's International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in London.

Medical Recruitment

February saw another of our junior doctor recruitment rounds, for ST3 Higher Specialty Training, to start in the autumn.

Coming soon: Quality Improvement Hub changes

From April 2017, the QI website  resources  ( will be moving. Content will be rehoused between two new websites and the existing QI Hub will be phased out.

Through the lens of patients: A person-centred approach to quality improvement

As a result of competitive funding from The Health Foundation’s ‘Innovating for Improvement’ Programme, we've been working with care teams across NHSScotland to design and test the Always Events concept.

Join the NMAHP eHealth Leadership Programme

The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Leadership Programme: eHealth Applications in Healthcare was developed and delivered by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in 2014~15 on behalf of Scottish Government with the aim of enhancing the NMAHP contribution to eHealth within Scotland.

Helping Community Pharmacy protect the public's health

During February and March NHS Education for Scotland, in partnership with Health Protection Scotland and members of the Scottish Health Protection Network, will be delivering a series of learning events for community pharmacists on health protection.

Pharmacy Quality Roadshows

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS), Health Improvement Scotland (HIS), The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE), Yellow Card Centre Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland (NES and NHS Health Boards are collaborating to offer a series of Quality Roadshows - designed to raise awareness of and commitment to quality improvement across Scotland.

The Knowledge Network is improving!

From 27th March 2017 The Knowledge Network will move into a new phase of development and look slightly different. When you search for journals, books and articles you will use the new Library Search. To read about the background to this development go to

Changing to meet the future

In December, the Scottish Government set out its plans on how health and social care needs to adapt to meet the demands of the future, working more collaboratively, efficiently and effectively. At NES, we’re already working with our partners on how we can rise to the challenges set by the Plan.

Launch of Scotland's Dementia Awards 2017

The search for Scotland’s most innovative and creative dementia projects is now underway with the launch of Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017.

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