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Features and Articles

Articles to keep you up-to-date on a range of important programmes and projects


Articles & Features

Clinical Supervision

Various inquiries have highlighted lack of support and clinical supervision for staff as potential contributory factors for adverse care events. For support and clinical supervision to be embedded effectively, leaders and managers must value and promote them in their organisations. Colleagues within the NMAHP directorate collaborated and recently published an article which describes practical steps to support implementation of clinical supervision.

Improving Medical Services for Victims of Sexual Crime

A recent HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland report discussed the work that the Medical Directorate has undertaken recently for the Scottish Government. The report outlined persistent issues with the recruitment and retention of forensic physicians and the resultant challenges relating to sufficient cover, particularly in some areas; and the lack of female forensic physicians featured significantly in the feedback from victims via Rape Crisis Scotland.

NES Strategic Framework 2019 - 2024 survey update

We have been consulting with stakeholders on our new Strategy for 2019-2024. We have attracted approximately 100 responses, including 22 organisational returns. The feedback from the consultation will be compiled and a final draft of the Framework will be discussed at the NES Board meeting at the end of March.

Why Technology Enabled Care matters

Technology plays a critical role in 21st century health and care. With 66 per cent of people living with at least one long-term condition by the age of 65, it is more important than ever before that health and social care staff use technology such as wearable devices, home monitoring and video-conferencing to help improve people’s care and quality of life.

Clinical Healthcare Support Worker Survey

From April through to end June 2018, NES Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Directorate administered a survey to NMAHP clinical healthcare workforce across Scotland. The purpose of the survey was to explore HCSW learning needs and preferences. The survey was split into three sections: About you; Your qualifications; Learning and careers.

NHS and College collaboration event

Our Educational Development Team, in partnership with College Development Network, recently held a collaborative event with seven NHS Boards and colleges in the west region of Scotland. The goals were to share recent research on Board and College partnerships, provide opportunities to network and explore new ways of working collaboratively and gain an increased understanding of service needs and college provision.

First national learning module on technology enabled care

A new ‘Introduction to Technology Enabled Care’ (TEC) learning resource has been developed to address the recommendation for a national approach to learning and development from the research report – ‘Supporting Scotland’s Workforce’.

National Quality Improvement Award for NHS Lanarkshire SLCN Project

A NHS Lanarkshire project aimed at improving the confidence and competence of health visiting staff in identifying speech, language and communication needs and concerns in young children has won the National Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative (CYPIC) Quality Improvement Award in the category, Co-production with Families and Our Services.

Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Exchange Programme is a free initiative that pairs leaders from across sectors to improve leadership capacity between peers.

Scottish IPC Education Pathway - what's new?

The Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP) provides a national approach to infection prevention and control education. Since the launch of the foundation layer of the pathway in June 2017 there have been over 240,000 e-learning module completions across health, social care and higher and further education.

NES Annual Review 2018

NHS Education for Scotland’s Annual Review will take place at 11 am on Wednesday morning, 21 November, in Perth. Our Chair, David Garbutt and our Chief Executive, Caroline Lamb will highlight our achievements over the past year and take questions.

Smile4life Educational Event

‘Smile4life’ is a national oral health initiative to promote better oral health for homeless people. It is supported by the oral health improvement team (OHIT), within the Dental Directorate's Priority Groups workstream.

New educational animated films from NES on Conversations about Death, Dying and Bereavement

The NES Supporting Scottish Grief and Bereavement Care workstream, in partnership with various health boards and other external partners, has produced five new short educational films.

Project Lift approach to leadership development comes alive!

Project Lift is the team and digital platform hosted by NES on behalf of NHSScotland that is supporting fresh approaches to leadership that will enable transformation in health and care.

Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine Training

In 2018 the first trainee completed the new Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) subspecialty training programme in Scotland, a unique collaboration between the Scotland Deanery, Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS), Scottish Ambulance Service, London Air Ambulance and London Deanery.

Understanding your System

NHS Education for Scotland are pleased to announce the launch of our new Understanding your System eLearning module on the QI Zone. This can be accessed via the digital platform, Turas Learn.

Management Matters

Management Matters is the exciting new approach to line managers development the 8 National Boards.

Mouth Matters Educational Event in HMP Edinburgh - 26 September 2018

On 26 September, NES, together with HMP Edinburgh and Homeless Action Scotland will be hosting an educational event about oral health. It will feature the ‘Mouth Matters’ resource which was designed to help prison staff, health professionals and support workers the specific oral health needs of people living in prisons.

SIPCEP 2017/18 First Year Report

Since its launch in June 2017 the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP) has gone from strength to strength according to its First Year Report.

Our Strategic Framework

We are approaching the end of our current Strategic Framework 2014-2019, ‘Quality Education for a Healthier Scotland’, which has aligned our annual operational activities, outcomes and targets to five themes and nine key outcomes. To help inform our strategic direction for 2019-2024, we now invite your views on areas of the current Strategic Framework.

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