health professionals

CETL4HealthNE : Centre for Excellence in Healthcare Professional Education

The CETL4HealthNE — a consortium involving the Universities of Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland, Teesside and other partner organisations, with Newcastle University as the lead partner — aims to develop new ways of sharing best practice in healthcare education throughout the range of health professions spanning doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists and pharmacists, in order to meet the needs of the modernised NHS and the growing and changing expectations of patients.

Safeguarding Children In Scotland Who May Have Been Trafficked

Scottish Government guidance developed to support professionals in identifying, assessing and providing appropriate support for children who may have been victims of trafficking.

Exercise and depression : information for GPs and healthcare practitioners

This booklet, produced by the Mental Health Foundation, provides information about exercise referral and the treatment of mild or moderate depression for GPs and healthcare practitioners.

The talking cure : why conversation is the future of healthcare

Paper looking at the types of conversations which take place between doctors and patients, particularly concerning diabetes and mental illness. It concludes that doctors are learning to talk and listen to ever more assertive patients and that improving the quality of conversations is vital to empowerment and innovation.

The Knowledge Exchange

This resource is a web-based community where thousands of health and social care managers connect to share information and develop ideas. Using the Exchange, Viewpoint and Bulletin services, health and social care professionals can work smarter not harder. The exchange promotes service improvement and joined up working.

Recommendations for telling parents that their baby has Down's syndrome

This resource provides guidelines and recommendations for medical staff when breaking the news to parents that their baby has Down's Syndrome.

The boundaries of care

This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit looks at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.

Know the Score

This resource provides information and advice on drugs in Scotland for anyone who wants to learn more about drugs including parents and health professionals.

All about autistic spectrum disorders

This booklet has been written primarily for parents, carers and other family members when a child has been diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum disorder. It will also be of interest to those who are professionally involved, such as teachers, GPs, speech and language therapists and health visitors. This booklet gives information on some of the most common questions, suggests further publications and gives the addresses of useful organisations.

Enhancing sexual wellbeing in Scotland: a sexual health and relationships strategy

Scottish Government report examining sexual health in Scotland and the promotion of good sexual health, including a summary of sex and relationships education in schools.