Widening Access to Nursing and Midwifery

Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer has commissioned a review into widening access to nursing and midwifery education and careers. The review will be led by Depute Principal of the University of West of Scotland, Professor Paul Martin CBE who will work with key stakeholders to identify best practice and current barriers to entering the professions, and to make recommendations to enhance accessibility to a wide range of aspiring nurses and midwives. Health Secretary Shona Robison formally launched the review at Edinburgh Napier University’s Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre, where she met current students. Ms Robison said, “Nurses have a vital role to play in achieving our vision for health

New Scholarships

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the creation of new doctoral economics scholarships at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Business School, and the development of Panmure House as a centre of economic and social thought and debate in Scotland, during her visit to Stanford University today. Speaking alongside Dr Heather McGregor, the new Executive Dean of the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University, Ms Sturgeon encouraged students from Stanford, one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, to advance their studies by applying for a new PhD scholarship at Panmure House in Edinburgh. Panmure House was the final home of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who wro

Support for Scottish Veterans

Local MSP, Gordon Macdonald, recently pledged his support for Scottish veterans with mental health conditions at the Scottish Parliament. The MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands met with employees from veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress to hear more about their work to support veterans living in Scotland rebuild their lives. Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans and provides free specialist clinical treatment to ex-servicemen and women across the UK with mental health problems. They provide a range of free services including short-stay clinical treatment, a specialist PTSD Intensive Treatment Programme, Occupational Therapy, Community support and a free 24

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