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It's OK not to feel OK sometimes

This is an unprecedented scenario, and it is okay to feel stressed or anxious at this time. This is entirely normal, and it is highly likely that many of your co-workers, family and friends will be feeling the same way. But if it is not passing or your usual coping strategies aren’t helping, think about where you are able to get more support (see additional guidance).

Hospital Antibiotic Review Programme (HARP)

The Hospital Antibiotic Review Programme (HARP) is available on Turas Learn and contains practical tools and ideas for quality improvement underpinned by educational resources.

NHS24 information and resources for professionals on COVID-19

NHS24 and NHS Inform have produced a range of materials to support health and social care staff with communication around coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) learning materials for professionals

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are developing a range of educational and induction resources, which are being hosted on our 'Turas Learn' learning website to support staff to feel confident in their knowledge and skills related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Driving Improvements in Specialist Dementia Care

The report highlights the achievements of participants from three cohorts of the NES Dementia Specialist Improvement Lead (DSIL) programme between 2014 and 2020.

3rd National NMAHP Conference

Registration is open now for NHS Education for Scotland’s 3rd National NMAHP Education Conference: 'A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland' on 30 April 2020 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

NES Healthcare Science annual trainees and supervisors event - assuring training

Around 120 Healthcare Science trainees attended our eighth annual event on 7 February in Edinburgh.

NES events for Healthcare Support Workers (HCSWs)

NES is committed to enhance learning, development and networking opportunities for the HCSW workforce. Events specifically for this staff group is one strand of the programme of work that the HCSW team is pursuing to meet their needs.

Long Term Condition Management in Primary Care: A Team Approach

Our CPD Connect team, with support from our Conference Team, held the first ‘Long Term Condition Management in Primary Care’ conference in Glasgow on 5 February. The day centred around the management of people with long term conditions, using a whole team approach, and explored new ways of working in practice.

Supporting Transition from Clinical to Educational Roles through Orientation, Induction and Professional Support

Our NMAHP Practice Education programme wanted to investigate how best to support staff moving from a clinical role into an education role.

Caring for Smiles to celebrate 10 years in 2020

A 10th anniversary educational event hosted by NES is planned for 30 September 2020 which will build on the success of the programme over the last 10 years and look forward to exciting new developments for the future.

Scottish Improvement Leaders Programme 2020/2021

We're looking forward to delivering another four cohorts of ScIL in Scotland during 2020/21 where we'll be testing a different approach to recruitment and programme delivery.

Scottish Quality & Safety Fellowship (SQSF)

The purpose of the SQSF programme is to build capacity for leadership in improvement, while strengthening clinical leadership across NHSScotland.

NMAHP Digital Health & Care Leadership Programme

Applications are now open for Cohort 14 of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Digital Health and Care Leadership programme. The closing date is 4 March 2020 and Cohort 14 will commence in April 2020.

Patient Safety differently

Paul Bowie and Duncan McNab, adopt a Human Factors perspective in challenging NHS leaders, care teams, educators and policymakers to think differently about patient safety.

Project Lift animation inspires and informs

After months of partnership and as part of our next phase of community engagement, we are excited to share our animation which introduces and shares Project Lift and explains who it is for and what it offers.

NMAHP Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme (1)

At a consolidation day last month Cohort 12 of the NES NMAHP Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme presented their service improvements and received their Digital Champion badge and Certificate from David Garbett, NES Chair, and Dr Lesley Holdsworth, Scottish Government Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care.

CPD for General Practice and District Nurses on Turas Learn

A second learning resource is now available on TURAS learn for experienced General Practice Nurses (GPN) to support them with their refocussed role. This complements the District Nursing (DN) CPD resource launched last year as part of the transformation of roles in community and primary care.

2nd national Future Nurse and Midwife event

One-hundred-and-ninety delegates including mentors, sign-off mentors, practice teachers, other practitioners from the four fields of nursing and midwifery, students on pre- and post-registration programmes, along with allied health professions, third sector and education colleagues came together in November 2019 for discussions around the implementation of the new Future Nurse and Midwife Standards in Scotland.

Developing a trauma informed workforce

NES Psychology Trauma Workstream was delighted to launch the new e-module ‘Developing your trauma skilled practice’ following the 2nd meeting of the National Trauma Training Steering Group chaired by Deputy First Minister John Swinney in December.

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