NES Events | NHS Education for Scotland | HCSW West November 2019 | exhibitors

Forthcoming Events

West Region Healthcare Support Worker Learning Event: Make Learning Work for You Tuesday 05 November 2019

Registration for this Event is now closed, for further details please contact the NES Conference Team on 0131 656 3215/3216/4378 or

Visit our exhibitors in the Regent Suite.   Please see list below.

Don't forget to take part in the Exhibitor Bingo.  Just ask the Exhibitors to stamp your card which you will find in your conference pack - once your card is complete hand it in to the conference registration desk to be in with a chance of winning a prize!  


Caring for Smiles
Caring for Smiles is the Scotland-wide oral health education/support programme, which aims to provide good oral health for dependent older adults. The programme provides non-accredited and SCQF accredited training delivered locally, by health board teams.


College Development Network
College Development Network supports the college sector in Scotland, by working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders. This includes NES through the CDN Care, NHS and Early Years Network.


Healthcare Support Worker Advisory Group
The Health Care Support Worker Advisory Group is the national voice of HCSWs on learning and development. We come from many backgrounds and disciplines and understand the challenges faced by other support workers.

This knowledge and expertise is key to our role in advising NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and NHSScotland as a whole. Come and visit us to find out more.


Scottish Qualifications Authority
Scottish Qualifications Authority provide products and services in skills, training and education which positively impact on individuals, organisations and society.


Royal College of Nursing Scotland
The Royal College of Nursing is the world’s largest nursing-specific trade union and professional body. We campaign on issues of concern to nurses and patients, influences health policies and promotes excellence in nursing practice on behalf of its members. All those working within nursing (registered nurses, health care support workers and student nurses) are eligible to join us.

In addition to providing support on employment relations, legal and nursing
practice issues, we offer a range of additional services:

  • Europe’s largest nursing library service (including a range of resources designed for HCSWs)
  • Online learning on a range of topics (including diabetes, continence care and end of life care
  • First Steps (online learning specifically designed for HCSWs)
  • An outreach service which delivers learning and development at your workplace on a range of topics (including accountability & delegation, record keeping, social media and finding nursing information online)
  • Our Member Support Service also offers a counselling service, financial support, careers service, immigration advice and welfare advice.


The Open University
The Open University BSc (Hons) Nursing degree is a unique part-time practice-based learning route to qualification as a registered nurse which is funded by Scottish Government. You will stay in your substantive post throughout the programme.


Project Lift
Project Lift is a fresh approach to leadership in public services in Scotland. We believe that leadership is activity, not a position and as such everyone is a leader.


NHS Education for Scotland: Healthcare Associated Infection
The Public Health team provide educational resources on infection prevention and control for all staff across health and social care.


NHS Education for Scotland: Dementia / Mental Health
NHS Education for Scotland produces education and training resources, including mental health, dementia and learning disabilities, for all health and social services staff.


NHS Education for Scotland: Person Centred Care
We are supporting Healthcare Support Workers when things go wrong by providing them with the knowledge and tools to implement the Duty of Candour and feedback and complaints procedures within their practice.


NHS Education for Scotland: Healthcare Support Workers
Want to find out about learning and development for Healthcare Support Workers in NHSScotland? Our team is here to support you! Come and visit us to find out about ...

• Resources for your learning and development
• Education pathways
• Funding and access to learning and development opportunities

Speak to people who can help you with any questions you have about your learning and development.


NHS Education for Scotland: Knowledge Network
The Knowledge Network provides free access to journal articles and ebooks for health and care staff in Scotland, plus training and support for CPD, learning and to find quality info. Visit us to find out what we can do for you!


NHS Education for Scotland: TURAS Appraisal Awareness
Turas Appraisal is the application for recording the appraisal information of Health and Care staff across Scotland.