NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

NES offers a wide range of education and training support for both clinical and non-clinical staff in NHSScotland. Formats are wide ranging and include training courses and programmes, e-learning, workbooks, publications and blended learning.

E-learning Modules on Health Inequalities

NHS Health Scotland's Learning and Improvement team have developed two new eLearning modules in collaboration with experts and learner representatives from across Scotland. They aim to increase awareness and encourage action to reduce health inequalities, as well as focusing on specific areas relevant to the needs of the target audience.

The modules are:

Health Inequalities Awareness  – for staff working in public services out-with health and social care. This module explores what is meant by health inequalities, what causes them and what can be done to prevent them.

Tackling health inequalities in health and social care sector  – for staff working in health and social care settings.  This module examines the actions that can be taken to reduce health inequalities.  It highlights and explores the findings from the Working for Health Equity: the role of health professionals report and information produced by NHS Health Scotland.

To access the modules for free, click on the course title and create an account on the virtual learning environment, or simply log in if you have already registered.

Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) Carer Aware e-learning module

This e-learning module covers Level 1 of the EPiC core principles, including the knowledge and skills that all workers need to identify and support carers. It should take 25-30 minutes to complete, with a quiz at the end to get a certificate of completion. The module can be accessed via the NHS Knowledge Network and Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) websites.


The Pharmaceutical Care of People with Dementia

This resource has been designed to meet the education and training needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who deliver services to people with a diagnosis of dementia, their families and carers. 

The pack is organised into six main sections.

The first three sections focus on the subtypes of dementia, the risk factors and early signs, the screening and diagnostic processes.

Sections 4 and 5 cover living with dementia, from the early stages, throughout the progression to requiring more help and support.

The final section focuses on symptoms most often (but not exclusively) associated with the later stages of dementia, end of life care and dying well.

To access the resource click here.


Promoting Inclusion and Participation

An online training module designed to help Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) professionals.  The resource was developed by Talking Mats in collaboration with NHS Education for Scotland, supported by funding from the Scottish Government’s Right to Speak funding.

The resource was created for Health, Education, Social Care and voluntary sector staff working with children and young people who use AAC.  It is designed to help professionals take a holistic and values based approach to working with children and young people to support their health and wellbeing.

The resource uses a reflective and discussion based learning approach and is therefore best experienced in group learning settings.  The resource will support the development of capacity in line with legislation, encouraging reflection on practitioners’ own experiences, and consider situations from different perspectives.

To access the resources on the NES website click here.


Safety and Improvement Educational Resources - A Toolkit for Safe Effective Person-Centred Care

A toolkit for delivering safe effective person-centred care. The NES resource is available to Health and Social Care teams to help promote individual, collective and organisational learning. The main purpose of the tools and techniques is to support everyday performance and wellbeing at work and to help enhance the patient and client experience of care.

To access the resources on the NES website click here.

Improving Wellbeing - Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

An e-resource which aims to raise awareness of parts 4 (Named Person), 5 (Child's Plan), and 18 (Assessment of wellbeing (section 96)) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, support the NHS workforce to implement and embed these Parts of the Act into practice and describes the NHS workforce’s responsibilities under this legislation. A variety of learning strategies are used in the e-resource including animation, videos, audio, interactice text, scenarios and a reflective workbook. 

To access the resources on the NES website click here.


Infection control

NES have a range of educational materials on specific Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) to prevent and control infections in health and care settings. New resources added include videos on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Safe Management of Care Equipment, as well as an animation on Safe Management of Blood and Body Fluid Spillages

To access the resources on the NES website click here.

A new animation which highlights the importance of good hand hygiene has been launched by NHS Education Scotland. ‘Hand Hygiene – What’s Stopping You?’ is just one of the educational tools developed as part of the forthcoming Scottish Infection Prevention & Control Education Pathway.

Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway

The Pathway provides flexible access to learning for staff as appropriate to their role and adopts a modular structure enabling staff to continuously improve their knowledge and skills around Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). The content is contemporary and suitable for wide multi-professional clinical and non-clinical audiences, in all health and social care settings. The pathway comprises three layers – Foundation, Intermediate and Improvement. The foundation layer of the pathway will be launched on 20th June 2017.

Pathway modules will be available on learnPro NHS and Community portals. A print version of each of the foundation layer modules will be available for download for those who have difficulties in accessing computers. Resources contained within the pathway such as videos and animations, pdf documents can be downloaded and re-used and incorporated in-house training sessions.

Find out how the pathway can benefit you, your colleagues and teams and your organisation by visiting the NES website – www.nes-hai.info



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