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


Articles & Features

“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.

Dementia App updated

We have revised and updated our ‘Cognitive Rehabilitation in Dementia: A Learning Resource for Staff’ mobile application. The app, launched in 2017 and the first of its kind in Scotland, has proven to be a popular addition to the resources available for frontline staff when working with a person in the mild stages of dementia.

Showcasing Flying Start NHS to Australian nurse educators

Earlier this month two nurse educators from Melbourne, Australia visited Edinburgh to find out more about how NHSScotland supports newly qualified practitioners. The Epworth HealthCare representatives were visiting sites across the UK exploring models of support for novice nurses and best practice in the preparation of practitioners for life-long learning and career development.

Sharing NMAHP professional learning with Icelandic visitors

On Tuesday 14 May 2019, our NMAHP Post-Registration/Post Graduate and Continuing Professional Development Team welcomed four visitors from Landspitali University Hospital, Iceland.

Develop your search skills with new elearning modules

A new collection of six Literature Searching eLearning modules adapted for NHSScotland staff is now available on Turas Learn.

NES Healthcare Support Worker Learning Survey National Report April 2019

The NES Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) Learning Survey National report April 2019 received responses from over 3,500 individual HCSWs in Scotland. The responses reflect experiences from HCSWs from 16 job families across nursing, midwifery and allied health professions.

NDS ReSPECT - first testable product

NES Digital Service (NDS) was established to build the National Digital Platform for health and social care, connecting real time data to give citizens access to health and care information in an accessible, secure way.

Breaking news of a death by telephone

We have produced a new animated short film ‘Delivering the news of a death by telephone’. This educational resource will be relevant to all staff in health and social care who may be involved in communicating the news of a death by telephone.

Testing your Change Ideas

We are pleased to announce the launch of another new elearning module on the QI Zone on Turas Learn. "Testing your Change Ideas" will provide you and your team with the knowledge to test out change ideas to see if they lead to improvement.

New development programme for NMAHP Educators in colleges and universities

A new bespoke development programme for University and College Education Staff leading Nursing, Midwifery and AHP (NMAHP) Health and Social Care programmes will help embed digital health and care into curricula to prepare a digitally competent and enabled health and social care workforce.

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

The Scottish Government, NES and Healthcare Improvement Scotland jointly hosted an NHSScotland exhibition stand at the Spring IHI and BMJ International Forum on Quality and Safety in Glasgow from 27-29 March. At the annual gathering of healthcare professionals, improvers and leaders, NES exhibited a range of workforce development materials and included quality improvement information and a range of patient safety learning briefings.

Delivering a workforce to enhance the care for people living with dementia

The latest cohort of 93 health and social service Dementia Champions graduated on the 13th March 2019 bringing the total number of graduates since the programme began in 2011 to 950.

NMAHP Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme

This month the twelfth cohort of the NMAHP Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme began their digital journey. The programme, led by NES, supports ambitious, experienced nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, Technology-Enabled Care (TEC) leads and healthcare scientists to influence digital health and demonstrate innovation and creativity in leading change for the benefit of patients.

Spreading the word on quality and safety

The NES QI team are heading to the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, being held in Glasgow this year.

Future Nurse/Future Midwife National Event

The NMAHP Practice Education Team hosted a national event to discuss the new NMC standards framework for nursing and midwifery education

Networking, Sharing and Learning with the AHP Practice Education Network

In early March 2019 the AHP Practice Education Leads (PELs) within each Health Board were brought together for a two-day CPD event.

Clinical skills for AHPs

NES NMAHP working with CSMEN and the Mobile skills Unit to help AHPs develop their clinical skills

The Youngest Nurses in Scotland #FutureNurse

14 primary schools across NHS Grampian and NHS Lothian are being transformed as pupils as young as six are given the chance to become nurses for the day.

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