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Junior Doctor recruitment on track

News release announcing initial 2018 junior doctor recruitment for Scotland

Scotland's leading dementia projects recognised in Awards shortlist

Scotland’s Dementia Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, has announced the finalists for their 7th annual Awards. T...

Improving Junior Doctors' working lives

Announcement of the creation of four lead employers for Scotland's junior doctors and dentists.

Ensuring children have the best possible start in life

Student and qualified health visitors and family nurses can now access a new educational resource to help them develop necessary skills to meet the speech, language and communication needs of child...

Early success for Scottish Infection Control resource

News release about one year of the SIPCEP programme

£1.35 million for trauma training

Scottish Government announcement of investment in trauma training

Supporting dental teams in the implementation of new regulations on dental amalgam use

Advice published today by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) supports dental teams in implementing new environmental restrictions on dental amalgam use in specific patient...

Supporting dental teams and families to prevent and manage dental decay in children

New guidance published today by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) supports dental teams to improve and maintain the oral health of younger patients. The second edition of...

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...

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