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


Articles & Features

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

Are you an ambitious, experienced nurse, midwife or allied health professional working in NHSScotland?

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.

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.

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