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


Articles & Features

Strengthening our Defences

How do you make HAI meaningful to all health and social care staff in the context of their role and environment? You make it person-centred and focus on the patient and their experience. And that’s exactly what we did.

The big picture

A new framework now exists to provide a structure for discussion about many of the learning needs of support workers across NHSScotland, and a starting point for looking at how existing resources can work together to address those needs.

Rose Marie Parr scoops pharmacy award

Professor Rose Marie Parr has received a special recognition award at the highly esteemed annual Scottish Pharmacist Ball and Awards – the industry’s premier awards ceremony recognising the contributions of Scotland’s finest pharmacy champions.

RCM Award success for NES

Having been shortlisted for two Royal College of Midwives (RCM) awards - for Compassionate Connections and One out of Four -NES won the President's Partnership award for the One out of Four project at the RCM Annual Midwifery Awards 2015 in London on 3 March.

Online portal keeps growing

Healthcare practitioners working in police custody and prison health care settings and staff providing forensic medical services can access an ever expanding source of learning and development resources tailored to their needs

Making communication even better

Making Communication Even Better is a resource created for health, education, social work and the voluntary sector staff by people with communication support needs. Find out how they promoted this valuable resource and their top five tips for frontline staff.

Improving care and support for people with dementia

Dementia is one of the foremost public health issues worldwide. Improved healthcare and better standards of living mean we are all living longer. In Scotland, this means that the number of people with dementia is expected to double between 2011 and 2031.

Hand dermatitis: guidance on hand care and precautions to reduce risk

Hand dermatitis may be considered as a relatively minor ailment, but if left unchecked, it can become a chronic condition which may have a significant impact on work and home life. Applying the three key elements of treatment can greatly improve or completely resolve the condition: 1. avoiding or minimising contact with the identified substance 2. good general skin care both at work and home 3. practice appropriate skin cleansing at work

Getting to grips with the SCQF

What do a Higher National Certificate (HNC), an SVQ3 and a Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) have in common? You may recognise each as a type of post-school qualification but do you know how they relate to each other? This is one of the questions which the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SQCF) was designed to address.

Supporting recruitment and retention of the remote and rural healthcare workforce

Developing remote and rural education solutions requires coordination and careful management to ensure best value, avoid duplication and to build on existing resources. This is an important role for NES and its Remote and Rural Healthcare Education Alliance (RRHEAL) who have a range of initiatives and programmes of work in place to support improved recruitment and retention of the remote and rural healthcare workforce across Scotland.

Sepsis App shortlisted for BMJ Award

The NES/HIS/GG&C Sepsis Screening App has been longlisted for the BMJ Awards 2015, under the Patient Safety category.

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.

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