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Features and Articles

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


Articles & Features

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.

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.

NES shortlisted in Health Service Journal Awards

NES has been shortlisted in HSJ’s Value in Healthcare Awards 2017.


We've launched our festive social media campaign and hope you'll join in and like, retweet and share our posts in the coming days.

NES recognised as Carer Positive employer

We recently received the Carer Positive 'Engaged' award in recognition of our working environment where carers are valued and supported.

Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowships

NES in partnership with Scottish Government is pleased to announce that we're recruiting new Fellows to the Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship (SCLF) for the August 2017 cohort.

AHP Careers Fellowship Scheme open for applications

The AHP Careers Fellowship Scheme for funding for learning in 2017/2018 opened on Wednesday 16 November 2016 The deadline for applications is noon on 13 January 2017.

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.

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