Features and Articles
Articles to keep you up-to-date on a range of important programmes and projects
Articles & Features
Making Communication Even Better is a resource created for health, education, social work and the voluntary sector staff by people with communication support needs. Find out how they promoted this valuable resource and their top five tips for frontline staff.
Dementia is one of the foremost public health issues worldwide. Improved healthcare and better standards of living mean we are all living longer. In Scotland, this means that the number of people with dementia is expected to double between 2011 and 2031.
Hand dermatitis may be considered as a relatively minor ailment, but if left unchecked, it can become a chronic condition which may have a significant impact on work and home life. Applying the three key elements of treatment can greatly improve or completely resolve the condition: 1. avoiding or minimising contact with the identified substance 2. good general skin care both at work and home 3. practice appropriate skin cleansing at work
What do a Higher National Certificate (HNC), an SVQ3 and a Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) have in common? You may recognise each as a type of post-school qualification but do you know how they relate to each other? This is one of the questions which the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SQCF) was designed to address.
Developing remote and rural education solutions requires coordination and careful management to ensure best value, avoid duplication and to build on existing resources. This is an important role for NES and its Remote and Rural Healthcare Education Alliance (RRHEAL) who have a range of initiatives and programmes of work in place to support improved recruitment and retention of the remote and rural healthcare workforce across Scotland.
Have you seen "The Theory of Everything" yet? How confident would you feel to start a conversation with Professor Stephen Hawking? The team behind the recent NES programme of work around Augmentative and Alternative Communication invites stakeholders, and those with an interest in this work to a one day event in Glasgow in March, to celebrate all that has been achieved by NES in the field in the past three years across three broad work streams: research, multi agency partnership development and education.
The publication of Everyone Matters: Workforce 2020 Vision turned the spotlight as never before on the contribution made to NHSScotland by support staff – and the learning they need to make that contribution effective. However, a range of challenges are attached to deciding what learning is needed, and how it is best achieved.
Developing education and training to help make health and social care integration work
Are you interested in learning about or experiencing a different part of the public service, but don’t have the time or opportunity for a secondment? A Leadership Exchange might be the programme for you.
NES Psychology Directorate’s work to develop and evaluate the benefits of a new interactive learning resource for medically unexplained symptoms with GPs was the subject of a poster that won a prize at the recent North British Pain Association's Bi-annual Scientific Meeting (Winter).
The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) Sepsis Screening Tool, developed by NES in collaboration with the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) and Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) was the winner of the Innovation Award at the Scottish Health Awards 2014 on 6 November in Edinburgh.
Not everyone has the ability to speak but being able to have your say is a basic human right. A new campaign has been launched to encourage all of us to find out what we can do to support those who use ‘alternative and augmentative communication’ (AAC).