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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 ...

Scottish Ambulance Service Dementia Learning Resource Launched

Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) clinicians are set to benefit from a new resource on dementia which has been designed and developed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and SAS itself.

Winners Announced for Scotland's Dementia Awards 2014!

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...

Award nominted Sepsis app now available on Android

Just ahead of World Sepsis Day on September 13, NHSScotland has announced that their award-nominated Sepsis screening tool is now available for Android users as well as iPhone.

Personal Learning Networks

The web is now firmly established in the workplace and it is vital that the workforce knows how to use it. Social media, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, offer great opportunities for connecting, c...

GPHC and NHS Education for Scotland strengthen working relationship through MoU

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has agreed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NHS Education for Scotland (NES). The purpose of the MoU is to ensure that the two organisations co...

New Scottish guidance launched to help dental professionals prevent and treat periodontal (gum) diseases

New guidance for the dental profession in Scotland is launched today (30 June 2014) by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). ‘Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Disease...

Online learning support for practitioners working in prison and police custody healthcare and forensic medical services

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has created a dedicated online portal to support the learning and development needs of practitioners working in police custody and prison healthcare settings and al...

Adverse Drug Reactions e-Modules

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in conjunction with the Yellow Card Centre Scotland has launched six new e-learning modules to support healthcare professionals in identifying and reporting Adverse...

All you ever wanted to know about improving the safety of primary healthcare - in one comprehensive guide

In recent decades most of the international effort dedicated to studying and improving the safety of patient care has been focused in acute hospital settings. Now, however, the tide is slowly tu...

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