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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Practice education facilitators (PEFs)

Practice education facilitators (PEFs) work in teams to improve practice learning environments and to enhance the capability of mentors and teachers.

There are 100 PEF posts across Scotland.

What we do

A tripartite funding arrangement involving NES, NHS Boards and higher education institutions support these roles by providing practitioners with the support they need, in accordance with:

National priorities

Alongside this core PEF function, every year three national priorities are identified by NES, NHS Boards practice education leads and higher education institutions colleagues, to enable the correct response to regulatory and policy drivers. 

View the National priorities for 2020-2021 [PDF]

Practice highlight reports

PEFs are visible and accessible to the practice learning environment where they support a range of initiatives, some of which are included in the PEF regional highlight reports below:

  • Practice Highlights from the West Region PEFs
  • Practice Highlights from the South East Region PEFs 
  • Practice Highlights from the North Region PEFs 

PEF/CHEF annual report

Will be posted here when available.

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Last updated: 25/09/2020

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