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Scottish Medical Education Conference

Over 800 healthcare professionals are in Edinburgh as NHS Education for Scotland hosts the 6th National Scottish Medical Education Conference.

NICE accreditation for dental clinical guidance development in Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has achieved accreditation by the leading health and care excellence body in the UK for its work with the dental community.

Patients and clinicians set to benefit from health app

Patients and clinicians are to benefit from the latest healthcare app which targets people with multiple medical conditions.

Young people urged to join NHS workforce

Young people are being targeted by NHSScotland with the launch of a new website at Murrayfield on Wednesday (23 March).

Updated guidance for drug prescribing in dentistry

A third edition of the popular Drug Prescribing for Dentistry guidance is launched today by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). The updated guidance will facilitate drug ...

National Dementia Conference and Graduation

On Wednesday 16 March, 97 health and social services professionals from all parts of the country will graduate to become members of Scotland’s pioneering Dementia Champions Programme. The event wil...

NES nominated for national healthcare technology award

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has been shortlisted for a UK-wide healthcare technology award for its programme of Digital Transformation and the development of effective digital resources.

MAs in the spotlight

Three young apprentices have been featured in a short film in order to celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week which runs until 4 March.

Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity in Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) will today (24 February) host a learning event that contributes to improved access and quality of diagnosis for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The event, Di...

Scotland's health education praised by independent review

The training and education of Scotland’s healthcare workforce has been praised following an independent UK wide review, with NHS Education for Scotland singled out as ‘world class’.

Celebrating Modern Apprentices

In recognition of the increasingly important contribution Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) play in the NHSScotland workforce, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) will today (28 January) celebrate the achi...

Making Lives Better for those with Learning Disabilities, their Families and Carers

Student nurses and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) will hold a conference tomorrow (Wednesday 27 January) that aims to improve knowledge and understanding of learning disabilities, to improve the...

Former Glasgow nurse to be named in Queen's New Year Honours

A NHS Education for Scotland (NES) staff member and former Glasgow nurse has been named in the New Year's Honours List after over 50 years service to the nation's health.

The Health Literacy Place Launched

The Health Literacy Place website www.healthliteracyplace.org.uk was launched in October 2015, as the national go-to place for health literacy information and resources in Scotland.

NHS Education for Scotland announces new Chief Executive

NHS Education for Scotland today announced Ms Caroline Lamb has been appointed as its new Chief Executive.

Winners announced for Scotland's Dementia Awards 2015!

We are delighted to announce the winners in the six categories of this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards: a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland a...

New guidance to help dental professionals treat patients taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has launched new clinical guidance today (15 September 2015). ‘Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs...

Strategic Commissioning: an essential learning resource

Staff working in health, social care, the independent and third sectors can now access a valuable educational resource that helps them learn about the role of strategic commissioning and its import...

Scotland's Dementia Awards

We are delighted to announce the finalists in the six categories of this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards: a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland...

Postgraduate Dean Appointments

NHS Education for Scotland is pleased to announce the appointment of new Postgraduate Medical Deans to the North and East regions of the Scotland Deanery. Dr Ronald MacVicar has been appointed to ...

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