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


Articles & Features

Now hear me Glasgow event 10 March 2015

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 Well-Qualified Workforce

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.

Leadership Exchanges - Walking in the shoes of another

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 and the 2020 Workforce Vision

Everyone Matters: the 2020 workforce vision for NHSScotland was launched in June 2013 by Alex Neil.

Poster Prize for Primary Care Resource

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).

Education and training to underpin health and social care integration work

Developing education and training to help make health and social care integration work

Our 2014 Annual Review

Our Glasgow office hosted our 2014 Annual Review on 3 November. Delegates heard our CEO, Malcolm Wright, reflect on our achievements during the past year and give an overview of the range and depth of our work.

Our Annual Report goes digital

In line with our Digital Strategy, our 2013-2014 Annual Report has a very different look. Created by our Corporate Communications Design Service, the report has changed from an interactive PDF format to have the look and feel of a website.

Success at the Scottish Health Awards

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.

Viral Haemorrhagic Fever

In response to a recent request from Scottish Government Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Working Group, NES and Health Protection Scotland (HPS) have quickly progressed initiatives to support the workforce in relation to VHF during the current Ebola situation.

"Now hear me: It's my right to speak"

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).

Bugs Away: Anti Microbial Resistance in the 21st Century

Over the last century the development and use of antibiotics has revolutionised our ability to treat infections. However, as antiobiotics have developed, so have restistant organisms.

A new StART

As with many other parts of the United Kingdom, Scotland has faced a postgraduate medical education recruitment challenge in recent years.

Building a Shared Understanding: Work successfully with those who have Persistent Physical Symptoms

An interactive learning resource developed by the NES Psychology Directorate alongisde GP and Practice Nurse groups for use within primary care.

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