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In this section we list all of the 'What's new' items from across the website.


News: Coping with Stress after a Major Incident

Please find helpful information on how to cope with stress after a major incident.

News: Associate Chief Nursing Officer shows support for Scottish IPC Education Pathway

Watch the video from Diane Murray, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Scottish Government talking about the importance of infection prevention and control education and why the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway should be embraced by health and social care staff.

News: New animation on aseptic technique

The short animation provides a bite-sized educational resource that is engaging, practical and scenario based. The animation follows the steps from initial consultation at a GP surgery to treatment for a steroid injection in the knee showcasing aseptic technique in practice.

News: Save the Date: 2017 Annual Conference

Booking details and programme to follow.

News: Quality Prescribing - WebEX for ScRAP programme

Quality Prescribing - WebEX session available on 1st March 2017 to find out how the Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) Programme can help you and your staff.

News: HAI Acute Admission Screening Module now available

The e-learning module ‘HAI Acute Hospital Admission Screening’ was made available to health boards to add to learnPro NHS from 16th January 2017 and replaces the NES/HPS: MRSA module.

News: Show your support and take the Antibiotic Guardian Pledge

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous.

News: 2015-16 Annual Report

Our latest Annual Report highlights our performance over the year and the ways we are supporting the NHS.

News: Evaluation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook for Nurses and Midwives

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Educational Workbook for Registered Nurses and Midwives, which was launched in 2015, is being evaluated to better understand the views, perceptions and experience of those using this national educational resource. The information from this evaluation will help to inform the workbook's future adaptation and development.

News: Hand Hygiene - Whats Stopping You?

Behavioural change is a crucial component in making hand washing a habit. NES are delighted to showcase our whiteboard animation ‘Hand Hygiene – What’s Stopping You? The animation is just one of the educational tools developed as part of the forthcoming Scottish Infection Prevention & Control Education Pathway.