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Improving surgical training for all trainees in Scotland

Scotland’s surgical trainees are set to benefit from the creation of a new training programme, open to all of our Core surgical trainees who start in 2018.

NHSScotland staff set to benefit from Recognition of Prior Learning

NHSScotland staff will benefit from an innovative project led by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in collaboration with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership (SCQFP). 'Gettin...

Scotland's Dementia Awards 2017 winners announced

The winners of Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017 have been announced at a ceremony held on World Alzheimer’s Day, 21 September, at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.

New Community Pharmacy Programme for Scots Pharmacists

Pharmacists entering their careers working in Community pharmacy practice in Scotland will now have access to structured training thanks to the new NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Vocational Train...

New and updated Flying Start NHS

Whether they work in the NHS or other health and social care setting, newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals across Scotland will be supported with their learning and prof...

Improving forensic medical examination services

Doctors in Shetland will pilot a training programme in forensic medical examination services for victims of sexual crime.

Medical training in Scotland remains popular

Latest recruitment rates released by NHS Education for Scotland show that 97% of all medical training posts in Scotland in 2017 are currently filled.

Updated guidance published to support safe and effective sedation for dental treatment

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has today launched its third edition of Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance. The guidance provides up-to-date advice on various as...

NES Launches New Infection Control Pathway

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Shona Robison joined NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Chief Executive Caroline Lamb at the NHSScotland Event in Glasgow last week for the launch of the Scotti...

Scotland's leading dementia projects recognised in Awards shortlist

Scotland’s Dementia Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, has announced the finalists for their...

NHS Librarians can help make ‘The Right Decision’

Campaign encourages clinicians to draw on digital expertise of NHS librarians when making decisions about patient care

NHSScotland SQA Qualifications Finder

NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority launch new vocational training website for NHSScotland support staff

Helping People Affected by Trauma

New psychological trauma framework to help meet needs of people affected by trauma and abuse

NHS Education for Scotland Publishes New Equality Outcomes

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) today set out a four-year plan to promote equality both in the workforce and in the education and training we deliver.

College First for Facilities Management in Scotland

City of Glasgow College has developed a newly validated HNC in Facilities Management. It is the first college in Scotland to offer this SQA awarded qualification. NHS Education for Scotland worked ...

New guidance to help dental professionals manage medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

New guidance on the Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw is launched today by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).

Scotland looks overseas for rural health lessons

Scotland could learn important lessons from Canada and other northern countries, as experts from across the world gather in the Highlands this week to discuss how to deliver healthcare in rural set...

Celebrating 700 Dementia Champions in Scotland

The number of Dementia Champions in Scotland will rise to over 700 on Wednesday as 102 NHSScotland and social service staff graduate from the seventh cohort of the programme. The programme, delive...

Members Reappointed to NHS Education for Scotland Board

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport today announced the reappointment of Doreen Steele and Andrew Tannahill as Members of the NHS Education for Scotland Board.

Still Time to Enter Scotland's Dementia Awards 2017

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland’s Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away. There is still time to enter the Awards which set out to recognise Scotland’s best and most innovativ...

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