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SQSF and RRHEAL celebrate 10 years


This year, NESprogrammes, the Scottish Quality Safety Fellowship and the Remote and Rural Healthcare Alliance (RRHEAL), have significant anniversaries as both were set up 10 years ago.  
The Fellowship has played a great role in developing clinical leaders and improvement capability, underpinning the safety and quality of healthcare in Scotland.  The programme started 10 years ago with just four clinicians participating, and now 222 staff from many professions have completed the Fellowship, not just from Scotland, but from the rest of the UK and overseas as well. 

RRHEAL has done tremendous work to improve access to affordable, sustainable education and development across remote, rural and island areas. Working with partners, we have delivered education to support Scotland's first Rural Health & Social Care Support Workers, rural GPs, rural nurse Practitioners, and more. We have developed expertise in delivering high quality healthcare education at distance using technology and have established a range of practical video-conferenced education networks and digital training resources to help rural practitioners with skills maintenance and development.