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NES awarded Foundation School status by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Today NHS Education for Scotland (NES) achieved RPS Foundation School status from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) accreditation panel. The accreditation period is for a period of 5 years and...

Using Play to spread the message about oral health

The Scottish Government’s Childsmile programme which is aimed at reducing inequalities in child oral health and access to oral care, has been delivered successfully since 2006. However, children wi...

National standards for forensic examination

New nationwide standards are being introduced to ensure consistent delivery of forensic medical examinations for victims of sexual violence. The announcement comes as NHS Education for Scotland iss...

Refugee Doctors Programme

Trained doctors who have come to Scotland as refugees are to be given support to re-enter the medical profession in Scotland via a project run by the Bridges Programmes in partnership with the BMA ...

Scotland's Dementia Awards 2017 Launch - Search Begins for Scotland's most creative dementia projects

Scotland’s Dementia Awards launch today, 29 January 2017, to celebrate and recognise projects and the people behind them who are going the extra mile to support people living with dementia and thei...

Kids' Hospital Passports open the door to better hospital stays

'Hospital Passport Coping Kits’, which help children choose how they would like to be supported during treatment, can play a valuable role in reducing young people’s anxiety during hospital stays, ...

Supporting victims of sexual assault

A survey of female doctors will try to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for victims of sexual offences.

South Lanarkshire College nursery practitioners first to achieve new oral health qualification

From Autumn 2016 nursery practitioner students will be offered an accredited work based training qualification in oral health as a result of partnership working between South Lanarkshire College, N...

More GPs recruited for hard-to-fill posts

Results from the latest GP trainee recruitment round show that 15 junior doctors have been recruited to ‘hard-to-fill’ posts, out of a total of 37 trainees altogether.

Animations to support difficult conversations around the death of a baby

Doctors, nurses and other care specialists in Scotland are getting extra support in how to have discussions with parents in one of the most difficult situations they will experience in their career...

Scots health safety team share expertise with Israeli medics

Israeli medics could soon benefit from NHS Education for Scotland quality improvement programmes, as part of a ground-breaking partnership to help them drive down mortality rates and adverse events...

Annual Review 2016

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) will host its Annual Review at its Edinburgh Westport office on Monday 10 October 2016. NES Chair, Dr Lindsay Burley, will open the review and Caroline Lamb, Chief...

NHS dentist numbers get the all-clear

Scotland’s increasing demand for NHS dental services is expected to be more than matched by an increase in the number of dentists, according to latest projections.

Scotland's leading dementia projects celebrated

The search for Scotland’s most innovative and ambitious dementia projects is over with six groups from across the country now crowned as winners in this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards, at a cere...

CAA delighted to have new resource for GPs endorsed by the First Minister

General Practitioners are set to gain access to a new learning resource and reference on how to deal with the scourge of asbestos in a move that’s received the backing of First Minister Nicola Stur...

New app to help Scottish healthcare staff fight threat of antibiotic resistance

A groundbreaking new app to help healthcare staff tackle antibiotic resistance in Scotland.

Scotland to explore options to develop an integrated 5 year Pharmacy programme

Building on the success of its existing Pharmacy four-year degree plus one year pre-registration training programme, Scotland has announced plans to explore options to develop an integrated 5 year ...

Drive to recruit GP trainees

A recruitment drive has been launched to encourage more junior doctors to consider the opportunities that a career in general practice provides.

Research shows ethnicity matters in doctors' prospects

GMC research today shows that white UK medical graduates remain more likely to pass specialty exams than their black and minority ethnic (BME) counterparts, while doctors whose primary qualificatio...

Junior doctors attracted to Scotland

More than 5,700 junior doctors will be training in Scotland this year, new figures published today show.

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