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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...

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...

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