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Articles to keep you up-to-date on a range of important programmes and projects


Articles & Features

Remobilisation of Quality Improvement programmes

Our Quality Improvement (QI) team are happy to announce the remobilisation of their learning programmes. They have been working hard to transition all programmes into a virtual teaching format using Microsoft Teams.

New Graduate Diploma in Integrated Community Nursing

We’ve launched the new Graduate Diploma in Integrated Community Nursing, working in partnership with Scottish Government, Queen Margaret University and the University of the West of Scotland.

Help to shape the new Support Worker learning site – your views matter

We are keen to engage with and gather feedback from as many stakeholders as possible to help shape a new learning and development site for support workers on Turas Learn.

New Professional Development Award (PDA) in Technology Enabled Care

A NES-led qualification design team has worked with the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) to create a new award to support the development of a skilled health and social care workforce who are confident to work and help people in today’s digital society.

Coping with death and bereavement as a health & social care professional (1)

A new short animated film introducing the acronym ‘TALK’ (Tell, Ask, Listen, Kindness) has been launched by our bereavement workstream.

Animated learning resources: promoting children and young people’s mental health

Following the success of the 2019 ‘Ask, Tell’ series of mental health and suicide prevention animations, a further series has been co-produced by NES and Public Health Scotland (PHS) to support learning about mental health, self-harm and suicide prevention specifically for the Children and Young People’s workforce.

Allied Health Profession (AHP) developments during COVID-19

Our AHP Team planned and delivered educational webinars and created a learning site on Turas to support staff and the Service during the pandemic.

Infection Control and Decontamination for Dental Practices

As we return towards the new normal, NES has been supporting Dental practices in the process of gradually reopening their practices. We’ve created a set of videos to help dentists adapt their practices and procedures.

The MAP Planner

Our Psychology team have released the MAP Planner, a behaviour change tool for health and social care staff, patients and public.

Training in Generic Supervision Competences

Our Psychology team have been working with stakeholders to deliver Generic Supervision Competences training remotely.

'How to Get Published' Webinar

Have you ever wanted to publish your improvement project findings, clinical work, research or experience but don’t know how to?

Harnessing user experience in web page design

The new Turas Learn homepage and the My Learn section was designed to make it easier for users to manage their online learning. This new design was created through close collaboration with Learn users throughout the design process.

Psychological Wellbeing for you & your team

As the pandemic and its effects will be felt for a long time, the NES Psychology of Dementia team have developed a series of podcasts to support managers and staff.

Dementia Learning Bytes

Our Psychology of Dementia team, in collaboration with Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP), have developed 5 Dementia Learning Bytes.


New open source electronic patient record (EPR) to enable virtual consultations and information sharing between optometrists and ophthalmologists.

Pharmacy Team Webinars

A chance to visit recently recorded webinars and sign up for the upcoming webinar on the NHS Pharmacy First Service.

Pilot of New Clinical Assessment App

A new clinical tool developed in Scotland has given frontline staff confidence to confront the new coronavirus in patients.

Turas Learn has a new homepage

Working with Learn users our User Experience team created a fresh, simpler design making it easier and more pleasant to use.

Launch of Open Badges on Oral Health

Our Dental Directorate, in collaboration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), are now able to launch its first Open Badge.

The Dental Directorates Digital Transformation

The dental directorate has undergone a digital transformation over the last few years embracing technology and new ways of working to benefit the delivery of high quality education.

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