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This selection of resources target the diverse needs of mixed discipline generalist teams based in remote, rural and islands settings. It also includes a resource developed by NES on Making delegation safe and effective.

It may also be helpful to explore content shared via RRHEAL Education Networks.


New MSc in Rural Advanced Practice

***New MSc in Rural Advanced Practice starting September 2023***

The University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) have been commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to deliver the newly developed MSc in Rural Advanced Practice (RAP). The education programme has recently been approved by the UHI validation board, with the first cohort due to commence in September 2023. See below for more details.

New MSc in Rural Advanced Practice FAQs

Frequently asked questions on the New MSc in Rural Advanced Practice and Calling Notes of Interest

Developing a Multidisciplinary Remote and Rural Advanced Practice Education Pathway

Rural Advanced Practice (RAP) Learning Needs Self-Assessment Tool

This is a guide to using the self-assessment tool. The purpose of the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) is to help staff assess their knowledge, skills, competence in relation to the attributes of an effective Remote & Rural Advanced Practitioner.

The Remote and Rural Healthcare Educational Alliance (RRHEAL), NHS Education for Scotland (NES), have been working in partnership with the Scottish Rural Medicine Collaborative (SRMC) to identify an affordable, standardised education and training pathway for multi-disciplinary rural practitioners at advanced practice level.  RRHEAL have completed the initial consultation work and would now like to share this work with key Remote, Rural and Island NHS Board and Educational partners.

Click here to find out more information from our Webinar Launch on 26 May 2021

Click here to view information from the Seminar on 29 January 2020

Making delegation safe and effective

Making delegation safe and effective : a learning resource for Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals and Health Care Support Workers has been developed by NES. The resource draws on information from a range of sources bringing together the expectations from professional bodies, the law and best practice. It will help you access information and advice on making informed decisions about delegating tasks and about accepting tasks delegated to you. Opportunities to reflect on your practice are included.