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


Articles & Features

Caring for Smiles to celebrate 10 years in 2020

A 10th anniversary educational event hosted by NES is planned for 30 September 2020 which will build on the success of the programme over the last 10 years and look forward to exciting new developments for the future.

Scottish Improvement Leaders Programme 2020/2021

We're looking forward to delivering another four cohorts of ScIL in Scotland during 2020/21 where we'll be testing a different approach to recruitment and programme delivery.

Scottish Quality & Safety Fellowship (SQSF)

The purpose of the SQSF programme is to build capacity for leadership in improvement, while strengthening clinical leadership across NHSScotland.

NMAHP Digital Health & Care Leadership Programme

Applications are now open for Cohort 14 of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Digital Health and Care Leadership programme. The closing date is 4 March 2020 and Cohort 14 will commence in April 2020.

Patient Safety differently

Paul Bowie and Duncan McNab, adopt a Human Factors perspective in challenging NHS leaders, care teams, educators and policymakers to think differently about patient safety.

Project Lift animation inspires and informs

After months of partnership and as part of our next phase of community engagement, we are excited to share our animation which introduces and shares Project Lift and explains who it is for and what it offers.

NMAHP Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme (1)

At a consolidation day last month Cohort 12 of the NES NMAHP Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme presented their service improvements and received their Digital Champion badge and Certificate from David Garbett, NES Chair, and Dr Lesley Holdsworth, Scottish Government Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care.

CPD for General Practice and District Nurses on Turas Learn

A second learning resource is now available on TURAS learn for experienced General Practice Nurses (GPN) to support them with their refocussed role. This complements the District Nursing (DN) CPD resource launched last year as part of the transformation of roles in community and primary care.

2nd national Future Nurse and Midwife event

One-hundred-and-ninety delegates including mentors, sign-off mentors, practice teachers, other practitioners from the four fields of nursing and midwifery, students on pre- and post-registration programmes, along with allied health professions, third sector and education colleagues came together in November 2019 for discussions around the implementation of the new Future Nurse and Midwife Standards in Scotland.

Developing a trauma informed workforce

NES Psychology Trauma Workstream was delighted to launch the new e-module ‘Developing your trauma skilled practice’ following the 2nd meeting of the National Trauma Training Steering Group chaired by Deputy First Minister John Swinney in December.

NES Optometry Conference

The 10th NES Optometry Annual Conference took place on 27 October at Hampden Park Football Stadium in Glasgow: it was our biggest to date, with 250 delegates from across Scotland.

Twitter Masterclass for UWS student midwives

NHS Education for Scotland’s Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Directorate were delighted to be invited to speak to first year student midwives at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) about how Twitter can help with their studies and professional development

NES success at Maternity and Midwifery Festivals

The Maternity and Midwifery Festivals are a series of conferences which are run throughout the UK and Ireland 6 times per year. This year’s Scottish Festival was held at Murrayfield Stadium on 27 November 2019.

Realistic conversations -shared decision making in practice

Shared decision-making is a framework for having conversations with people that recognises that there are two experts - the professional who is expert in the care and options available; and the person receiving care, who is expert in their life and knows their priorities for the future.

Digital Practice Education Leads

The Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Practice Education Programme Implementation days happen once a year. Our small network of Practice Education Leads (PELs) have the opportunity to come together to learn, support each other and share the amazing work they are involved in. This year the focus was on digital – how we digitally transfer our practice and our programme.

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.

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