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


Articles & Features

Allied Health Profession (AHP) developments during COVID-19

Our AHP Team planned and delivered educational webinars and created a learning site on Turas to support staff and the Service during the pandemic.

Infection Control and Decontamination for Dental Practices

As we return towards the new normal, NES has been supporting Dental practices in the process of gradually reopening their practices. We’ve created a set of videos to help dentists adapt their practices and procedures.

The MAP Planner

Our Psychology team have released the MAP Planner, a behaviour change tool for health and social care staff, patients and public.

Training in Generic Supervision Competences

Our Psychology team have been working with stakeholders to deliver Generic Supervision Competences training remotely.

'How to Get Published' Webinar

Have you ever wanted to publish your improvement project findings, clinical work, research or experience but don’t know how to?

Harnessing user experience in web page design

The new Turas Learn homepage and the My Learn section was designed to make it easier for users to manage their online learning. This new design was created through close collaboration with Learn users throughout the design process.

Psychological Wellbeing for you & your team

As the pandemic and its effects will be felt for a long time, the NES Psychology of Dementia team have developed a series of podcasts to support managers and staff.

Dementia Learning Bytes

Our Psychology of Dementia team, in collaboration with Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP), have developed 5 Dementia Learning Bytes.


New open source electronic patient record (EPR) to enable virtual consultations and information sharing between optometrists and ophthalmologists.

Pharmacy Team Webinars

A chance to visit recently recorded webinars and sign up for the upcoming webinar on the NHS Pharmacy First Service.

Pilot of New Clinical Assessment App

A new clinical tool developed in Scotland has given frontline staff confidence to confront the new coronavirus in patients.

Turas Learn has a new homepage

Working with Learn users our User Experience team created a fresh, simpler design making it easier and more pleasant to use.

Launch of Open Badges on Oral Health

Our Dental Directorate, in collaboration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), are now able to launch its first Open Badge.

The Dental Directorates Digital Transformation

The dental directorate has undergone a digital transformation over the last few years embracing technology and new ways of working to benefit the delivery of high quality education.

New Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources available on TKN

The Knowledge Network (TKN) now has access to mental health and wellbeing resources from Barbour, a leading provider of specialist information services to industry professionals.

New Perinatal and Infant Mental Health e-learning modules

We’ve just launched the first 2 modules of ‘Essential Perinatal and Infant Mental Health’ on Turas Learn, produced in support the Scottish Government Perinatal Mental Health Programme.

Coaching for Wellbeing – a digital coaching service for all health and social care staff

In partnership with Know You More, coaching for wellbeing enables you to draw on and make the most of your own strengths, experience, skills and resources. It will offer you a safe space to reflect on what is going on for you right now with support to explore and make positive changes.

Guidance to help design more effective work procedures

Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the importance of well-designed work procedures cannot be overstated in helping us to respond and adapt quickly to this complex situation, but also in supporting us now when we begin to look at care service re-designs and new ways of working in future as we transit to the anticipated ‘new normal’.

NHSScotland Library and Knowledge Services support during COVID-19

NHSScotland Libraries national COVID-19 Knowledge Service provides a literature search service for all health and care staff in Scotland.

Solihull Online is now available to all families in Scotland

A universal resource for parents and carers from the antenatal period to 19 years. Offering a series of modules containing interactive activities, quizzes and video clips.

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