Practice educators (PEs) are nurses and midwives who are employed by NES.
Hosted in each of the territorial health boards across the country, they come from all fields of practice and collectively have significant experience in both practice and education.
This means that although they are NHS Education for Scotland (NES) employees, they are based locally, usually as part of a board’s professional practice and development team. This helps them to be more accessible to nurses, midwives, and support workers in practice.
The aim is to support the Scottish nursing and midwifery workforce with their professional learning and development by supporting collaboration, innovation, and inclusive learning.
PEs are part of NES’s vision to support better quality care and outcomes for every person in Scotland through a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. Through education, they support individuals to be the best practitioner possible.
The role supporting the development of the nursing and midwifery workforce takes many forms. It is adaptable and can meet a range of learning and development needs. Here are some examples to help give you a better idea of how we can support individuals, teams or services.
Nursing and midwifery practice educators:
It is important to have feedback on our work and NES resources. Help us to develop and deliver education in a way that is right for you by sharing your thoughts and ideas with us. We are a friendly and approachable team and welcome you to get in touch.
For more information or to give feedback please contact: N&MPracticeEducation@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Or get in touch with your local PE directly: Local nursing and midwifery practice educator (PE) contact details
Last updated: Friday, October 6, 2023