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


Articles & Features

Leadership Links

Leadership Links is a multi-disciplinary, inclusive network for health and care in Scotland that provides bite-sized learning opportunities for leaders and managers at all levels.

Equal Partners in Care - supporting the workforce to support carers

The vision of a carer-friendly Scotland is one in which carers are recognised and valued. In support of this vision NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council have worked together with a wide range of stakeholders, including carers and carer organisations, to produce a learning resource called “Equal Partners in Care” (EPiC).

Supporting the 2030 vision for supervision

NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) have been asked to make provision for every registered nurse and midwife working in a clinical practice role within their organisation, regardless of grade or setting, to have access to engage in a form of supervision by 2030.

Mobilising evidence for #Knowvember19

During November, the many librarians and knowledge specialists across the health and care services in the UK use the #Knowvember19 campaign to showcase techniques for mobilising evidence, sharing knowledge and learning from activities.

Value Management Collaborative

The Value Management Collaborative led by Healthcare Improvement Scotland in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland and the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) launched on 19 November. A Value Management approach brings cost and quality data to the point-of-care to drive sustained improvement.

Raising awareness of antimicrobial stewardship: new resource for nurses and midwives

To coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November 2019, we are delighted to announce the launch of a new educational resource ‘Raising Awareness of Antimicrobial Stewardship: For Nurses and Midwives.

General Practice Nurse Clinical Career Fellowship

This new, national initiative allows these experienced GPNs to develop their clinical leadership potential through a 2-year fellowship better equipping them to meet the needs of the population now and in the future.

AHP Careers Fellowship

The first cohort of the re-modelled AHP Careers Fellowship Scheme have completed the learning programme and are nearing the end of their work-based projects. All 24 Fellows have remained engaged across the year (no drop outs) and undertaken a broad range of projects.

NDS Scottish Parliamentary Committee evidence session

“There’s a clear message from the Digital Health and Care Strategy. Technology shouldn’t be an add-on - it should be incorporated into our work. We need a common approach and architecture to technology -and that’s starting to happen.”

Newly developed resources for Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

In collaboration with Specialist Pharmacists we have developed a number of elearning resources which are available to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians via Turas Learn.

Scottish Pharmacy Clinical Leadership Fellowship (SPCLF)

The Scottish Pharmacy Clinical Leadership Fellowship (SPCLF) scheme which was launched in 2018 has been successful in supporting future pharmacy leaders and taking forward strategic objectives to improve the pharmaceutical care of patients in Scotland.

Future Nurse Future Midwife Programme Update

Since the Nursing and Midwifery Council published its new education and proficiency standards in May 2018, the Future Nurse and Midwife Programme Board has been busy preparing a national approach that will support an integrated implementation across Scotland by September 2020.

Meet the Healthcare Support Worker Advisory Unit

The Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) Advisory Group was set up by NES in 2015 as a way of hearing directly from health care support workers in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Profession teams.

Effective Practitioner website refresh

Effective Practitioner aims to support nurses, midwives and allied health professionals assess their learning needs and plan their continuing professional development. It also provides guidance for managers and educators on how to support their staff. The website is the central resource for wider workplace activity.

Introducing the AHP Professional Portfolio

The AHP Professional Portfolio is now live on our TURAS platform. This online resource is available for AHPs to record and store evidence to support their continuing professional development (CPD).

Supporting LGBT+ people around death and bereavement

We've launched new resources for healthcare staff that highlight the key issues that LGBT+ people may face when bereaved and offer practical guidance on how to address them.

Sepsis app survey

Have you used the NEWS and Sepsis Screening App? If yes, we would like to hear from you. The NHSScotland award winning National Early Warning Score and Sepsis Screening App was developed by the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and NES in 2013 and now needs to be updated.

New Intermediate and Improvement Layers resources for SIPCEP

The NES Public Health Team has published new resources for the Intermediate and Improvement Layers of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP) on Turas Learn.

QI elearning module Implementation and Spread

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

Realistic Medicine website now live

Our new website for Realistic Medicine is now live with links to a range of educational resources and information on programmes that support the practice of Realistic Medicine.

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