Scottish grant for learning disabilities training

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Napier University has won two £20,000 contracts from NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to develop two new modules which will help nurses and other professionals care for people with learning disabilities. Hazel Powell, a lecturer at the School of Community Health, said the Scottish Executive had identified gaps in the continuing professional development of nurses working with people with learning disabilities and this resulted in NES inviting higher education institutions to submit proposals for module development in five key areas. “We successfully won the contracts for health promotion and challenging behaviour despite intense competition from other education providers in Scotland,” Ms Powell said. “We hope there will be a big demand for the modules as they are aimed at a wide range of professionals who work with people with learning disabilities.” The two NES modules can be studied as stand-alone units but will also form part of the BSc in Intellectual Disability Practice programme. The two modules, which

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