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Features and Articles

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


Articles & Features

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.

Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICP) Matter

We have introduced three new educational resources as part of our education provision on infection prevention and control. The resources make use of technology and storytelling to provide bite-sized education that is practical, engaging and scenario based and can easily be incorporated into in-house training.

Launch of Quality Improvement (QI) Development Tool

On 31 March NES hosted an event at BT Murrayfield Stadium to mark the official launch of the National Quality Improvement Workforce Development Tool and a brand new suite of training products designed to support Scottish Improvement Skills (SIS).

NES Nominated for National Healthcare Technology Award

We are delighted to announce that NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has been shortlisted for a UK-wide healthcare technology award for our programme of Digital Transformation and the development of effective digital resources.

Leadership for Integration Launch

The first programme in a new leadership learning package offered jointly by NES, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) was successfully launched at the end of January.

New resource for community pharmacy teams

NES Pharmacy team has developed the `Common Clinical Conditions and Minor Ailments` resource to support the Out-of-Hours service in NHSScotland.

Scotland's Dementia Awards 2016

Scotland’s Dementia Awards celebrate creative approaches, innovation and best practice in all aspects of information, advice, care and support for people with dementia, their carers, partners and families.

A Toolkit for Safe, Effective and Person-Centred Care

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.

Getting to know Caroline Lamb

We announced the appointment of Caroline Lamb, our new Chief Executive, on 16 October this year.

#NESBaubles Festive Campaign

To celebrate the festive season, we’ve been bringing you 12 baubles from the NES Christmas Tree via Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

2014-15 Annual Report

Our 2014-15 Annual Report is now published and demonstrates how we are supporting the education, training and development needs of the NHS in Scotland and the health and social care workforce. For a brief overview, watch our animation at

NES 2015 Annual Review

The NES 2015 Annual Review was held in our Edinburgh offices on Wednesday 28 October 2015

Bereavement following pregnancy loss or loss of a baby

9-14 October was baby loss awareness week. NES, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Sands has developed a new bereavement e-Learning resource which is available on the maternal health Knowledge Network.

Supporting World Sepsis Day - September 2015

NES was delighted to support World Sepsis Day on 13 September 2015 and reinforce the message that infection prevention is essential to reducing mortality and harm from sepsis and improving outcomes for patients.

Meet the Goleniowskas

In August this year we were delighted to host a visit from Hayley Goleniowska and her family. Hayley is well known as being the founder of the blog, Downs Side Up.

New ScILs new skills

After ten months of hard work, learning and sharing, the first cohort of home-grown Scottish Improvement Leaders (ScILs) graduated on 27 August 2015.

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