Graduate Diploma in Integrated Community Nursing

NHS Education for Scotland are running a new, fully funded, 2-year part-time practice-based programme designed for nurses working at level 5 of the Career Framework for Health (Agenda for Change Band 5 equivalent).   The programme is suitable for experienced or newly qualified nurses, nurses new to the community setting or experienced but with limited community-specific CPD and with or without a first degree.  Funded places are available for nurses working in care homes.   

More information about the programme and guidance on how to apply is available here.  

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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 26 May 2021

The Care Inspectorate has laid before the Scottish Parliament a report of inspections it has carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections we have completed since those detailed in our previous report to Parliament on 12 May 2021.

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Quality framework for fostering, adoption and adult placement services

We have published the new quality framework for fostering, adoption and adult placement services.

The new framework will help us answer key questions about the difference that care is making to people and the quality and effectiveness of the elements that contribute to those differences.

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Covid-19 related deaths in care homes 2020/21

The Care Inspectorate has today published a statistical bulletin which includes data on deaths from Covid-19 in care services across Scotland.

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Scottish Care Nursing Event

Scottish Care will be hosting an online event on Thursday 24 June between 10:00 – 14:00 - The future vision for health and social care nursing.

The event will look at the future vision for health and social care nursing and will include a presentation by our Chief Nurse, Jane Douglas about how her new role will support clinical practice and improvement.   The programme also includes presentations from frontline staff, and representation from professional bodies.  It also includes a panel session that centres around education and leadership, in supporting our future leaders.

click here to find more information and to register for the event. 

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