Measurement for Improvement eLearning module

NHS Education for Scotland have launched a new Measurement for Improvement eLearning module on the QI Zone. This can be accessed via the digital platform Turas Learn here.

This is a fantastic online resource that offers an introduction to anyone working in Health and Social Care who wants to learn how to measure for improvement.

This module aims to help staff identify what to measure, what data to collect, how to interpret the data and tell the quality improvement story.

The module is free to access and suitable for anyone working in the public-sector workforce looking to improve local services.

The QI Zone also allows you to create and update your own personal learning record, keeping details about all your training and development in one place. They ask you to register on QI Zone before launching the module to ensure whatever you do is recorded in your learning log.

Please circulate to your teams and service contacts as appropriate.

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Skin Safety Event – 20 September 2018

3M would be delighted to invite you to their 3M Skin Safety Study Day on Thursday 20 September 2018, 10am – 3.30pm at Novotel Edinburgh Park, 15 Lochside Avenue, Edinburgh, EH12 9DJ. Further details of the programme can be found below. 

Focus will be on Moisture Associated Skin Damage with key note speaker Professor Beeckman who will present the latest evidence around Incontinence Associated Dermatitis and challenges of managing the skin of patients at increased risk. There will be expert local clinicians who will share their experiences of challenges, prevention and management of MASD.

• Free to attend
• Lunch and refreshments provided
• CPD certificates provided

You can register online at or contact Ruth Robbins on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can register you.

Places are very limited so early registration is recommended.

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Blog: Supporting self-evaluation in care homes for older people

By Kevin Mitchell, Executive Director of Scrutiny and Assurance

Inspections are vital to provide assurance and support improvement, but so is robust, evidence-based self-evaluation undertaken on a regular basis as part of wider quality assurance approach can be even more powerful in supporting continuous improvement.

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New CCTV guidance for care service providers

We have published closed circuit television (CCTV) guidance, which sets out key considerations and our expectations.

The guidance takes account of the Health and Social Care Standards and the Data Protection Act 2018.

If you use, or are considering using, CCTV in your service, it is important that you read this guidance and follow it.

Please note that we do not require services to use CCTV, which is no substitute for effective staffing levels.

You can find the guidance here.


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Blog: New inspections for care homes for older people

By Gordon Paterson, Chief Inspector for Adult Services

The Scottish Government’s new health and social care standards were published in 2017, and set out what people should experience from care. They are really focused on supporting people’s power, control, human rights and wellbeing. At the Care Inspectorate, we have been committed to reflecting these in our inspections, but promised there would be no big bang approach to our implementation. We promised to consult and engage widely to ensure any changes are well understood and informed by a wide range of people, including from people experiencing care. This builds on the very extensive consultation during the development of the care standards themselves.

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