Advanced Nurse Practitioner events

NHS Education for Scotland, in collaboration with the Transforming Nursing Roles (TNR) Advanced Practice group, is hosting 3 regional events that will:

  • Inform delegates of the national approach to advanced practice and the Scottish Government’s commitment that 500 additional ANPs will be trained by 2021.
  • Provide guidance on the Service/education needs analysis that Scottish Government will request all Boards to undertake.
  • Share and seek agreement on a set of national clinical competencies for the ANP role in the following areas of practice. These have been identified as national priorities by the TNR group.  
    • Paediatrics and neonates
    • Acute
    • Community and Primary care
    • Mental health

Nominations are welcomed from all advanced practitioners, practitioners/ANPs from the specified 4 clinical areas and service managers and clinical leads who will be involved in undertaking the service/education needs analysis.

Please send nominations to [email protected] by  Monday 20th February.

March 20th    10 – 3pm               Glasgow,  Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
March 24th     10 – 3pm Aberdeen, Suttie Centre
March 30th    10 – 3pm Edinburgh , Scottish Health Services Centre

Leadership for Health and Social Care Integration – Free Workshops

Free workshops – various dates and locations

Readiness for Collaboration

How can I work better with my health and social care colleagues?

Integrating services across health and social care needs us all to collaborate effectively, but this can be a messy business! Our enthusiasm for progressing change is often accompanied by frustration about the difficulties of doing this.

Why is it so hard to collaborate effectively? Service transformation is about more than structure and process reorganisation. Differences in culture, approaches, roles, expectations, agendas, politics (and the rest) all make up the messiness of collaboration.

No one person or organisation has the answer, but we know that effective teams have the same things in common: trust and respect built up from developing relationships and connections. Where everyone feels safe and valued, and everyone’s voice is heard, they are much more open, ready and resilient in the face of change.

Leadership for Integration is offering free workshops on resilience and readiness for collaboration.  These are open to anyone who works in health and social care integration to improve outcomes for people who use their services.

The workshops will support you to:

–          recognise the factors that can affect your collaborative relationships

–          improve the conversations you have with your colleagues

–          use your sources of resilience to survive and thrive!

There are 40 places in each workshop, allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Click on your preferred location and date below to reserve your free place now.


Location Date Time Venue
Edinburgh Monday 6 March 09:30 – 12:30 RICS – 3rd floor, 125 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD


Glasgow Wednesday 15 March 09:30 – 12:30 The Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF


Inverness Tuesday 21 March 09:30 – 12:30 Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Bishop’s Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA


Aberdeen Wednesday 22 March 09:30 – 12:30 Rox Hotel 17-23, Market Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5PY


Ayr Thursday 30 March 09:30 – 12:30 Mercure Ayr, Dalblair Road, Ayr, KA7 1UG



Leadership for Integration programmes are offered in joint partnership by NHS Education for Scotland, the Royal College of General Practitioners (Scotland) and the Scottish Social Services Council. Please contact them  if you’d like further information about any of their programmes.

Choose Life, Choose Self-Directed Support conference

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Our friends at LivingTogeThere are holding a conference celebrating Self-directed Support and the opportunities it can bring.

LivingTogeThere is a Community Interest Company dedicated to guiding people through Self-directed Support. This conference is sponsored by the Life Changes Trust. The conference will focus on thinking differently, challenging the ‘usual’ and exploring creative ways to make Self-directed Support work. You will learn about Creative examples of Self-directed Support. We will demystify Self-directed Support (policies, jargon and loooooong processes). You will explore the benefits of working together and Advocacy, Brokerage and Mentoring.

How? What? Why?

• Opening and welcome from LivingTogeThere – A Community Interest Company.
• ‘My Self-directed Support experience’. A straightforward, honest insight into the eventually successful journey for
• Advocacy, the evolving and beneficial role of advocacy within Self-directed support. Examples of how to do it well.
• Brokerage, the role it can play in utilising Self-directed Support. Examples of how to do it well.
• Mentoring, how to use this approach to develop skills for the future. Examples of how to do it well.
• ‘It wasn’t out there so we did it ourselves’. A powerful example of peer collaboration using individual outcomes for
service development.
• ‘I may be getting older but it’s still my choice’, a reflective story of a person sharing their difficult journey. What they
needed then, what they need now.
• A forward thinking Local Authority. The areas that are thinking differently!
• Navigating the road – uplifting discussion and contribution focused on making the best use of resources.

Our Audience
• Anyone with an interest in utilising Self-directed Support .
• Anyone currently using Self-directed Support.
• Third sector workers, middle managers and other related staff who work on Assessment and Referral of individuals.
• Individuals working in the fields of Advocacy, Brokerage, Coaching, Mentoring, Social Enterprise, Health and Social
Care service delivery.
• Local Authority Health and Social Work staff, Health and Social Care Partnerships, Assessment and Care Management staff.
• Independent sector staff, Development Managers, Service Managers, Training Managers.

Tickets will be £10, we believe it is important to put a value on attending. The ticket price includes lunch and

tea/coffee. We anticipate approximately 100-125 people will attend.

Booking places
We will take bookings directly, please email [email protected]. To discuss any aspect of booking your tickets
please telephone Julie – 07949037772

Stay and play
We have allowed for some after event discussion and have booked space for participants to discuss the day from 3.30pm –
The event will be filmed and views of participants recorded.
A short film of the event will be published, participants will be encouraged to establish contacts and work on ideas. True
partnership working