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Resources and Links

Bridging the Gap ((NHS Education Scotland)
www.bridgingthegap.scot.nhs.uk
an online learning resource with the following learning outcomes:

  • Recognise and describe key features of the widening health inequalities gap in Scotland
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the contributing factors (wider determinants) to health
  • Explain the significance of health inequalities for NHS Scotland services
  • Describe ways in which your practice is sensitive to the needs of all patients, carers, service users and colleagues.

The Learning Centre (NHS Health Scotland)
www.healthscotland.com/learning/index.aspx 
This resource offers information on courses and conferences, training material, CPD and Research.

The Knowledge Network
www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/home.aspx
This resource provides evidence, information, e-learning and community tools. It supports all NHS staff to find, share and use knowledge in day to day work and learning

PHORCaST
www.phorcast.org.uk
PHORCaST stands for Public Health Online Resource in Careers, Skills and Training.  It is the first "one-stop shop" for UK-wide information on careers and development in public health and health and wellbeing.  It will help to recruit people into public health jobs, and support the whole workforce from volunteers up to senior management in developing their careers

The Learning Zone (accessible on NHS Grampian staff intranet only)
http://intranet.grampian.scot.nhs.uk/ccc_nhsg/5785.html?pMenuID=461&
Directory and related information for training available for NHS Grampian staff.

NHS Education Scotland
NHS Education Scotland Website
Various courses available.

A Fair Deal for Wellbeing? Discussion Kit
http://www.ourlife.org.uk/
This discussion kit has been designed to get people thinking more about their wellbeing or that of their community and to consider what action could be taken to improve it in their area.

The Leverhulme Trust
www.leverhulme.ac.uk/
The Leverhulme Trust makes awards for research and education. Details of grants, awards and application deadlines can be found on the website.

Evaluation Support Scotland
Evaluation Support Scotland
The core course programme is a series of interactive workshops for voluntary organisations, offering a structured approach to enable participants to gain a greater understanding of the evaluation process and apply it to their organisation or area of work.

Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF)
www.saifscotland.org.uk
SAIF aims to make information more accessible to everyone who needs it. We support the rights of disabled people and carers in having access to timely and accurate information about a wide range of services.  SAIF can provide in-house training tailored to the individual needs of organisations.

World Health Organisation (WHO)
www.who.int/management/newitems/en/index1.html
Information about online courses and distance based learning from a variety of sources.