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Still time to enter Scotland's Dementia Awards

There is still time to enter the 2018 Scotland’s Dementia Awards before the deadline next month.The Awards set out to recognise, promote and celebrate the inspirational achievements of those making...

Support for Community Pharmacist Prescribers in NHSScotland

A new training package and application process has been set up to support community pharmacists to undertake an Independent Prescribing qualification

Medical Recruitment ST3 Update

Revised offers for ST3 posts are being issued by the Royal College of Physicians this afternoon (Thursday 10th May 2018).

Medical Recruitment ST3 Statement

NES has been made aware by the Royal College of Physicians of London of an error in the offers process for applicants to ST3 recruitment into higher medical specialties. This has affected the final...

Scottish Medical Education standards “very high”

The standard of medical education in Scotland is “very high”, according to a comprehensive General Medical Council (GMC) review published today.

Medical Awards recognise excellence across Scotland

Individuals and teams from across Scotland were recognised for their outstanding contributions to medical education and training in Scotland in the 5th annual NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Medic...

2nd Rethinking Remote International Conference, 24-25 May, Inverness

Professionals from industry, health, the public sector and academia, with a common interest in remote and rural communities healthcare, will be in Inverness on the 24th and 25th May for Rethinking ...

New Board Chair for NHS Education for Scotland

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport has announced the appointment of David Garbutt as Chair of the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Board.

Scotland's Dementia Awards 2018 Now Open

The search is on across Scotland to recognise, promote and celebrate the inspirational achievements of those making a difference to support people living with dementia and their families, with the ...

Digital Skills a priority for NHSScotland Estates and Facilities staff

Better digital skills and access to technology could transform the efficiency of Health and Social Care in Scotland. That was one of the key findings from “Digital Literacy”, a research report l...

Scotland building on medical training excellence

Scotland is modernising training for junior doctors so that it continues to attract trainees from across the UK and beyond, Professor Stewart Irvine, Medical Director for NHS Education for Scotland...

Improving care and support for people with dementia

Today 147 Dementia Champions and 38 Dementia Specialist Improvement Leads (DSIL) will graduate at a ceremony in Edinburgh. The national conference and graduation is co-hosted by Scottish Government...

New Board Members for NHS Education for Scotland

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport has announced the appointments of Linda Dunion and Sandra Walker as members of the NHS Education for Scotland Board.

Scottish Medical Education reforms gather pace

Reforming medical training for Scotland’s trainee doctors is well under way, with significant progress being made in addressing the recommendations in the UK Shape of Training Report.

Emergency training boost for rural health professionals

GPs, hospital doctors, nurses and paramedics in remote and rural areas of Scotland will gain access to a wider range of emergency medicine training, thanks to a new scheme that will also double the...

Scotland's boost for GP Pharmacy Technician development

GP Pharmacy Technicians in Scotland are set to benefit from a new educational framework, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

GMC report highlights challenges

The annual GMC State of Medical Education and Practice has been published today.

Scotland's first mobile application to help support good practice in cognitive rehabilitation in dementia

Two new educational resources are set to benefit health and social care staff in Scotland and improve their practice in the care of people diagnosed with dementia. NHS Education for Scotland (NES) ...

New Nursing Director for NHS Education for Scotland

Karen Wilson has been appointed Director for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions at NHS Education for Scotland (NES), taking up post on 1 January 2018.

'Supporting Scotland's Workforce'

The delivery of health and care is changing rapidly through the use of digital technology, however, there was a need to understand the workforce learning and support needs around using such technol...

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