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


Articles & Features

European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD)

Friday 18th of November is European Antibiotic Awareness Day and falls during World Antibiotic Awareness Week. In Scotland the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) leads activities to support EAAD and works closely with colleagues in Public Health England to raise awareness among health and care staff, patients and the public about the need to use antibiotics more wisely to stop antimicrobial resistance.

Changes are coming to The Knowledge Network

From 27 March 2017 The Knowledge Network will have a new search engine to find journals articles and books to support health and social care staff in Scotland.

NES 2015-16 Annual Report published

Our 2015-16 Annual Report is now available and illustrates how we deliver education, training and workforce development to support a skilled, person-centred workforce which is well prepared to respond to the demands placed on our health and care services.

2016 Annual Review Highlights

We held our 2016 Annual Review at our Edinburgh offices on Monday 10 October and a video with highlights from the day is now available to view.

Making handwashing a habit

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.

October is Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month and we’re inviting staff in health and social care to become health literacy heroes.

NES Annual Review 2016

Our 2016 annual review takes place on Monday 10 October at the NES offices in West Port, Edinburgh.

NMAHP eHealth Leadership Programme open for applications

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.

New grant-making fund for improvements in health and social care

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.

Hold the Date for our Annual Review 2016

Our 2016 Annual Review will take place on the afternoon of Monday 10 October at our offices in Edinburgh.

2016-17 Local Delivery Plan

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.

CPD Connect

Are you a GP, Pharmacist, Practice Manager or General Practice Nurse working in Scotland? Then CPD Connect offers a wealth of resources and opportunities to maximise your knowledge and skills.

Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare - Gothenburg April 2016

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.

O2 shortlists NES for Digital Challenge Award

NES has been shortlisted for an 02 Next Gen Digital Challenge Award 2016. The awards celebrate innovation, success and leadership in the UK’s digitally transformed economy and showcase the best in next generation digital innovation.

Leading transformational change for health and social care

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

"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 leads in digital innovation

We are delighted to announce that Christopher Wroath, Director of Digital Transformation at NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Holyrood Connect Digital Leader Award 2016.

Creating elearning resources in partnership for health and social care

NES and Dumfries and Galloway Council recently launched a new elearning resource on Self-directed Support (SDS).

Improving Wellbeing: Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

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.

Postgraduate Medical Education Annual Report published

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.

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