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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Nursing and midwifery practice educators

There are 12 nursing and midwifery practice educators employed by NES hosted in NHS Boards, enabling the sharing of experience and expertise across the practice education infrastructure.

The main focus of our work is a flexible workforce that responds to national policy and professional and education drivers and priorities.

What we do

We work in conjunction with clinical staff, practice education facilitators (PEFs), care home education facilitators (CHEFs) and practice education coordinators (PECs) to develop and deliver learning materials to support board and NES objectives.  

These learning materials are available via the Revalidation community of practice housed on the Knowledge Network.

Differences from the Practice education facilitator (PEF)

  • PEFs provide support to all learners and contribute to the enhancement of the wider practice learning environment within NHS boards
  • PEFs assist senior nurses and midwives to enhance the clinical learning environment, supporting those pursuing CPD and provide an important link between practice and education settings  

Read more about Practice education facilitators (PEFs)

Practice educator annual report

Providing a summary of key achievements from the Practice Educator National Network.


Revalidation Community of Practice

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Last updated: 27/09/2020

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