Education Facilitator:                              Angela Waddell

Paediatric Education Coordinator:         Olivia Kirbitson

Office Base:                                               Carnegie Unit, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline KY12 0SU


The CYPCNS Education Team:

  • Lead and facilitate education provision within the Children and Young People's Community Nursing Service and will support staff to make necessary changes in their practice as required by the profession and the service.
  • Work in partnership with other areas of the CYP's Community Nursing Service and relevant specialist services to provide evidence based clinical skills training within a community setting to CYPCNS, education, social work and 3rd sector staff.
  • Are responsible for the development and review of supporting education resources for the delivery of evidence based clinical skills teaching, ensuring education governance processes are adhered to.


Education Governance

Clinical governance describes the way in which healthcare organisations and their staff ensure the delivery of high quality healthcare.  Therefore "educational governance" is about how we ensure that all staff are appropriately trained and qualified for the work they undertake.  In the CYP's Community Nursing Service this is achieved by ensuring that all staff receive appropriate training for their role and is updated as necessary.  Educational governance also includes how we ensure that we provide good qualityeducation that keeps improving.  This is currently being achieved by the creation of an "Education Review Group" (which has representatives from the relevant CYPCNS teams) and implementing our team's education governance processes.  This will scrutinise any education resources that are being used in our service to ensure efficacy of content.

CYPCNS Education

New staff to our service discusses specific training needs and objectives with their manager/team leader during induction.  This training is delivered by the CYPCNS team, nurse specialists, through shadow shifts; study sessions or on completion of a teaching pack/assessment booklet.

Core Skills

Core Skills are the comon training subject areas which organisations are required to deliver to their workforce, in order to meet either legal training requirements or comply with key quality standardsin accordance with organisational policy and regulatory requirements.  Managers have a key role in prioritising compliance, supporting staff participation and monitoring local compliance rates.  Our service must provide stats on a monthly basis to the Children's Services Senior Manager, to demonstrate this compliance.  Core Skills are recorded on a central Core Training Database.

Essential Skills

Essential Skills are dependent on each role and will be very post specific.  These too are identified at commencement of post.  All staff must ensure they keep their line manager up to date of when they attend/complete any of these Essential Skills.


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