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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 ...

Enhancing understanding of the causes of stress and distress in dementia

The Psychology of Dementia team at NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has launched a new e-learning training programme for health and social care staff working in general hospital settings, called St...

Sharing Success: Strengthening the Commitment

The contributions and achievements of learning disability nursing across the UK will be highlighted at a UK conference in Derby on 18 June. With a theme of sharing success, the conference will be ...

Translating Knowledge into Practice for Quality Improvement of Emergency Care Communications in Zambia

Scottish charity Friends of Chitambo, with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), and the Zambian-run Zambia Research & Development Technology Academy (ZRDTA) were awarded a Scottish Government Small Gr...

People Connect: Social Network and online discussion channel for health and social care staff

Health and social care integration and the transition to new models of person-centred, partnership-based care make it more important than ever to connect people across disciplines and organisations...

Promoting inclusion and participation

A new interactive training module, “Promoting Inclusion and Participation”, funded by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and developed by Talking Mats is launched today. The online resource created ...

Supporting staff to work with people with a learning disability

Tuesday 10 March will see 25 staff from across NHSScotland graduate from a train the trainers programme to support the roll out of “Improving Practice: supporting people with learning difficulties...

Hollywood director endorses Scottish health campaign

The director of Oscar-winning film The Theory of Everything has given his backing to a Scottish campaign that aims to help people like Stephen Hawking who use different ways of communicating.

I can make a difference - a national learning event for NHSScotland's support workforce

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) will host a national learning event for NHS support staff, including clinical healthcare support workers, staff in business and administrative and in estates and fa...

100 health and social care staff set to become new Dementia Champions in Scotland

Wednesday, 28 January will see 100 health and social services professionals from all parts of the country graduate to become the latest additions to Scotland’s pioneering Dementia Champions Program...

Royal Pharmaceutical Society highly commends NES Pharmacy team for their excellence in education

Our Pharmacy team saw their work publicly celebrated at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Annual Conference in Birmingham on 8 September.

New campaign focuses on people in Scotland with communication needs

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) today launched a new campaign aimed at helping people to understand the needs of individuals who may have difficulties as a result of impaired or no speech and who ...

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