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


Articles & Features

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.

General Nursing Council funding

Applications are opening on 1 October 2019 for the General Nursing Council for Scotland (Education) Fund 1983 and Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award. Each year the fund supports between 9-12 registered nurses and midwives, who live and work in Scotland, to undertake educational development opportunities; study tours; or carry out small scale projects.

Perioperative NMAHP national event

The next national Perioperative networked educational event takes place on Monday 11 November 2019 from 10 am to 1.00 pm. With helpful collaboration with service and lead organisations, we continue to progress our shared agenda of moving forward and making progress.

MAP of Health Behaviour Change animation

The Psychology Directorate Health Improvement Team is launching a new animation which tells you all you need to know about the MAP Behaviour Change Learning Programme, why you should do it and how you can access it.

500 new Health Visiting posts in Scotland

NHSScotland has passed the milestone of 500 new health visiting posts, as part of a drive to increase the size and scope of the health-visiting workforce.

Access to BMJ Case Reports for NHS Staff in Scotland

BMJ Case Reports is an award-winning journal that delivers a focused, peer-reviewed, valuable collection of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions.

Introducing the new NMAHP Healthcare Support Worker Newsletter

HCSWs make up 28% of the overall nursing and midwifery workforce and 18% of the Allied Health Profession (AHP) workforce, yet they often find access to learning and development opportunities difficult. HCSWs themselves suggested one solution to improve communication would be to develop a quarterly newsletter aimed at HCSWs in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions.

Identifying and responding to trauma in Scotland

The Scottish Psychological Trauma Training Plan, launched this month and the first of its kind in the UK, is designed to help organisations ensure their staff have the skills and knowledge they need to support those who have been affected by traumatic experiences.

Want to make a difference to the NHS in Scotland? (1)

The NHS impacts on everyone's lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved with an organisation who helps to deliver better patient care by providing educational solutions for workforce development.

Technology Supporting People

In today’s connected world, technology is making it easier than ever before to access information and services. It has changed the way we shop, the way we travel, the way we watch TV – and it can change the way we manage our health, care and wellbeing too by enabling us to stay up-to-date, connected and in control.

Building leadership capability in health and social care

We’re pleased to announce a new Leadership Foundations eLearning programme. This programme of linked modules aims to support all staff as they develop their leadership and management capabilities, in line with the NHS Scotland values and with the goal that our services are led by the right people for any given situation, regardless of grade.

AHP Careers Fellowship scheme now open

The new remodelled AHP Careers Fellowship Scheme offers AHP staff working in the public sector in Scotland the opportunity to apply for a Fellowship that supports participation in a learning programme delivered by NES while leading on a work-based project to improve, change or develop AHP services.

Exciting collaboration between SMMDP and the Scottish Prison Service

The Scottish Multiprofessional Maternity Development Programme (SMMDP) recently worked with the Scottish Prison Service at HMP/YOI Grampian in Peterhead to provide clinical skills training to prison nurses. This exciting collaboration resulted from work we were already doing in Grampian with NHS Grampian Advance Care Academy.

“You’re learning something new every single day”: the GPN Trainee placement

Jennifer Nutkins, a trainee practice nurse, tells us about her experiences of doing a General Practice Nursing trainee placement:

NHSScotland Conference 2019

This year’s Conference was the setting for us to showcase the huge variety of work that goes on to support the NHS workforce every day.

New mental health improvement and suicide prevention resources

Clare Haughey, MSP, Minister for Mental Health launched our new online resources created to support implementation of Scotland’s public health priorities for mental health and Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan, Every Life Matters.

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