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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 practice supervisors and practice assessors.

There are 100WTE permanent PEF posts across Scotland and an additional 50WTE PEFs in post until 31st March 2023

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 the 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. Due to the impact of the COVID pandemic on some nursing and midwifery practice learning experiences and during this period of recovery the national priorities have been developed for the period July 2021- March 2023.

National Priorities for 2021-2023 [PDF]

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Last updated: 25/09/2020

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