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Setting The Direction For Nursing & Midwifery Education in Scotland, 13/02/14 [S]

The Scottish Government’s strategic direction for health and social care is based on the vision that by 2020 everyone will live longer, healthier lives at home or in a homely setting, adult health and social care services will be integrated and services for children will be designed to ensure they have the best start in life.

The 2020 Workforce Vision has been developed in recognition of the vital role of NHSScotland staff in supporting and driving these changes. New ways of working will increasingly focus on providing healthcare that is person-centered and safe, preventing and detecting health problems, making access more equitable and using a continuous improvement approach to improve efficiency and effectiveness that maximises the benefits of digital technology. This can only be delivered by a workforce that is confident, competent and caring with access to the best education, training and development.

Setting the Direction’ informs an implementation process and action plan that will identify the priorities for 2014 – 2017 and towards 2020. It will strengthen partnership working between the Scottish Government, funding bodies, NHS Education for Scotland, universities and colleges, staff, service users and carers, professional and system regulators and professional and workforce leaders in health and social care.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

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Setting The Direction For Nursing & Midwifery Education in Scotland