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National Event held 21 February 2019

A national "Shaping the Scottish Future Nurse and Midwife" event was held on 21 February 2019.

The NMAHP Practice Education team at NES hosted a national event for 200 practitioners from across Scotland. 

The aims of the event were to provide delegates with the opportunity to join the discussion, have opinions heard and influence the shaping of the Future of Nursing and Midwifery pre-registraion education in Scotland and the implementation of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Education.

By participating in the event delegates:

  • Learned about the Once for Scotland Approach underlying the implementation of the NMC Standards for Education 
  • Were provided with an update in relation to the progress of the six areas within the Scottish Future Nurse and Midwife Programme Board work plan
  • Participated in facilitated discussions around the Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (pre and post-registration)
  • Given the opportunity to review and comment on the first draft of the Scottish Practice Assessment document for future nurse pre-registration students
  • Joined a facilitated discussion to share good practice and horizon scan Future Nurse and Midwife practice learning experiences of the future
  • Networked with colleagues from across Scotland.


The programme for the day is available here.  Each presentation was filmed on the day and will be available soon.  The slides for each presentation given at the event can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

Welcome, Karen Wilson, NHS Education for Scotland

Shaping the Future Nurse and Midwfie of Scotland, Professor Fiona McQueen, Scottish Government - video

Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Education, Anne Trotter, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - video 

Update on workstream 1 - Margot Russell, NHS Lanarkshire - video 

Update on workstream 2 - Irene McDade, NHS Education for Scotland - video

Update on workstream 3 - Fiona Smith, University of Stirling - video 

Update on workstream 4 - Dr Jacquline McCallum, Glasgow Caledonian University - video

Update on workstream 5 - Dr Ruth Paterson, Edinburgh Napier University and Jane Harris, NHS Education for Scotland- video 

Update on workstream 6 - Stephen Loch, NHS Highland and Barbara O'Donnell, University of West of Scotland - video 

Closing Remarks - Dr Lesley Whyte, NHS Education for Scotland