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


Articles & Features

Leadership Links Autumn Webinars

Leadership Links provides bite-sized learning opportunities for leaders and managers at all levels: • Live and recorded web-based learning events in a wide range of leadership areas; • Face-to-face events to deepen the learning, and to support networking with colleagues and partners across Scotland. During 2018-19 the focus is on the Health and Care Leadership capabilities: “Collaboration & Influencing” and “Creativity & Innovation”. Register at Turas Learn to access Leadership Links at the Leadership and Management Zone.

2018 AHP Careers Fellowship open for applications

The AHP Careers Fellowship Scheme is a fantastic opportunity to keep learning and developing your career as you lead a work-based project to improve, change or develop AHP services. Something that makes a difference to the people you provide a service to.

QI Zone launches Measurement for Improvement eLearning module

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

NES on Social Media

NES is an incredibly diverse organisation that does a lot of work across many different areas of health and care. Through our newsletter, we try to make sure that all stakeholders and partners can keep up-to-date with everything we’re doing. But did you know that we also manage a number of very active social media channels?

Promoting Excellence in Dementia Practice

An innovative educational poster highlighting the story of the Promoting Excellence workforce development programme from its creation by the Dementia Team leading to the ‘Promoting Excellence: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers.

Celebrating 70 Years of the NHS in Scotland

On 5 July 2018, the NHS will celebrate its 70th Anniversary. It’s the perfect opportunity to thank our extraordinary NHS staff and our partners, to recognise how far we’ve come with advances in care, treatment, science and technology, and to look forward to the future shape of health and social care.

All smiles as oral health poster scoops top award

Helping NHS staff excel at their jobs was the theme of this year's NES stand at the recent NHSScotland conference. We were delighted that our new oral health qualification for nursery practitioners was recognised with the "People's Choice" award at the conference.

'Digital Matters' - Developing core digital skills for Estates and Facilities staff

NHS Education for Scotland has been working in partnership with Boards to address training needs in relation to core digital skills for Estates and Facilities staff. Following a Digital Literacy scoping study to explore the digital skills of this key workforce group in NHSScotland, a programme called “Digital Matters” has been developed, using existing and new materials, to address the need for core digital skills.

Join the NMAHP eHealth Leadership Programme

The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Leadership Programme: eHealth Applications in Healthcare was developed and delivered by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in 2014~15 on behalf of Scottish Government with the aim of enhancing the NMAHP contribution to eHealth within Scotland.

General Data Protection Regulation

NHS Education for Scotland is currently updating our databases and privacy policies to bring them in line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force from 25th May 2018.

New Standards for Nurses

The nursing and midwifery council (NMC) has launched a new framework for the education and training of nurses and midwives, and new standards of proficiency that nurses will be required to meet before they can apply for registration.

Speech, Language and Communication Need in Children

The ‘Speech, language and communication: ‘Giving children the best possible start in life’ resource supports students, qualified health visitors and family nurses to develop the skills to work effectively in meeting the speech language and communication needs of children in Scotland, as well as empowering parents to give their children the best possible start in life.

Scottish Improvement Leader - Applications Open

The Scottish Improvement Leader (ScIL) Programme is a key part of Scotland’s innovative approach to address increasing demands across our public services by developing QI capacity and capability.

Palliative and end of life care: enriching and improving experience

The Palliative and end of life care framework was developed to support the learning and development needs of the health and social service workforce in Scotland.

Growing capacity for AHP student practice based learning

On 12 April following a request from the Acting Chief Health Professions Officer at Scottish Government, the Allied Health Professions (AHP) academic heads Scotland Group, and the AHP Director Scotland Group (ADSG, our AHP Team hosted an event to consider how the AHP practice based learning capacity could increase to ensure that the future AHP workforce is grown to meet the need.

Duty of Candour

The Duty of Candour provisions in legislation set out a range of things that need to happen when unexpected or unintended harm has occurred.

Spotlight on Sepsis

The NHSScotland NEWS & sepsis screening app has been updated to incorporate the qSOFA criteria calculator. The app is free and is available for both Android and iOS devices.

GMC National Review of Scotland 2017

The GMC has now concluded the visit part of their national review of Scotland and we are very pleased to report an overall favourable outcome for the Scotland Deanery and for medical education as a whole in Scotland.

Turas Appraisal is on its way

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has developed an application, called Turas Appraisal, which will be the replacement national electronic application for recording summaries of annual personal development planning and review (PDPR) discussions.

Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship Recruitment Open!

Applications are now OPEN for the 11th cohort of the Scottish Quality & Safety Fellowship programme which will commence in September 2018.

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