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Publication: Advanced Practice Development Needs Analysis Toolkit

Advanced Practice Development Analysis Tool is designed to help you reflect on your current job role and to identify areas where you may benefit from further training, education and development to enhance or develop your role at, or towards, advanced nurse practitioner level.

Publication: Advanced Practice Succession Planning Pathway

Succession Planning Consultation for Advanced Practice.

Learning product: Adverse drug reactions

This resource is about Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs), their incidence and public health implications. It explains the different classifications of ADRs and drug allergies, how to identify if a patient is experiencing an ADR and subsequent management. It identifies specific risk factors for developing ADRs and strategies to help minimise their development. It also highlights the importance of pharmacovigilance and Yellow Card reporting. There are six modules. The target audience is all healthcare professionals – particularly medical (hospital and GP) staff at all levels, pharmacists, dentists and nursing staff. There are interactive learning tasks and case studies throughout the resource. An overall set of MCQs will be made available only to pharmacists and PRPS trainees.

Publication: Advice on implementation for Scotlands universities: policy issues

This second briefing paper explores how the new standards link with the health and social care policy agenda in Scotland.

Publication: AHP Education Strategy: The Next Chapter 2011-2-14

The NES Education Strategy for Allied Health Professions (AHP) 2011 – 2014 has been written following consultation with the AHP workforce, people who use AHP services and other stakeholders.

Publication: AHP PEF Programme 2011-12

AHP Practice-based Education Facilitation (PEF) Programme outlines the worksteam priorities and structures to support these.

Publication: AHP Practice Based Education Facilitation Programme Spring-Summer 2010

Allied Health Professions Practice based Education Facilitation Programme: A Summary of National Strands

Case study: Alan McRobbie - Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol (STRADA) - University of Glasgow

The NES Psychological Interventions Team (PIT) was funded by the Scottish Government Mental Health Division and hosted within NES to help local NHS boards develop the service capacity they need to meet the Scottish Government HEAT targets for Alcohol and Substance Misuse, and Psychological Therapies. The Psychological Interventions Team (PIT) Motivational Interviewing (MI) training programme was developed to blend recovery-oriented systems of care within alcohol and other drug services with research on effective dissemination of psychological interventions. This emphasises a programme of training and coaching to develop skills over time and ensures the application of high quality, effective MI practice.

Publication: Alcohol Brief Interventions Competency Framework

This ABI framework is an initial starting point in clarifying the intended practice and required knowledge, skills and approaches of the practitioners and will be of relevance to anyone involved in workforce development around ABIs. It also provides links to KSF dimensions and relevant National Occupational Standards. As the ABI theory is based on key Health Behaviour Change principles, this document also potentially provides a useful tool for other areas, such as the Child Healthy Weight initiative.

Case study: Ally Rooney - Psychiatrist

The Psychiatry Scottish Training in Academic Research (PsySTAR) programme is a unique combined clinical and academic training opportunity in which participants spend three years out of programme to complete a PhD. The PsySTAR programme was awarded by the Medical Research Foundation to Scottish academic centres, in competition with those all over the UK.