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  • Completion

    Welcome to the Flying Start NHS® completers area .  This area of the website will provide you with advice on what to do once you have completed Flying Start NHS®.

  • Testimonials

    Find out more about real and practical experiences of Flying Start NHS® development programme by reading our user testimonials. If you would like to share your experience of Flying Start then please contact us.

  • Mentors Role

    Successful implementation of the Flying Start NHS® learning programme is dependent on you as a skilled practitioner who is willing to share expertise and knowledge with your newest colleague.

  • Mentor Benefits

    As a Flying Start NHS® mentor your will not only have the satisfaction of seeing your newest colleague settle into the team and develop, you will also be building your own evidence for your NHS KSF development review.

  • Get Started

    Getting Started on Flying Start NHS® development programme should take place as close to commencing your first post in NHSScotland as possible.  Flying Start is the core programme for all staff to support induction, transition and the NHS KSF development review cycle, so meet with your mentor as soon as you can to plan your learning goals.

     

  • Register

    Welcome to the new Flying Start NHS® registration area. To take full advantage of the programme please only register when you take up your first post as a newly qualified practitioner either employed within NHSScotland or as an internship learner under the one year job guarantee scheme or as a member of Bank Staff or while working within another Healthcare sector.

  • News

    Find out the latest Flying Start NHS® Scotland news and events information.

  • Resources

    You will find links to a range of Scottish health policies on the Policy Documents page of this unit Flying Start NHS®.

  • Team Communication Skills

    An important part of the Flying Start NHS® programme is developing the right communication skills to be an effective team member, and this unit is designed to help you to play your part in the healthcare team.

  • Patient/Client safety

    The safety of the patients/clients that you care for is of paramount importance and needs to be embedded in all of the activities you and your team carry out.

    You will find activities about communication and patient safety in the Communication unit of Flying Start NHS®.

  • CVs and Interviews

    Flying Start NHS is a tool for managing the first year of your career, and experience tells us that practitioners continue to use the resource as they progress.  Being ready and prepared for interview is vital for securing a permanent NHSScotland post or promotion.

  • Reflective Practice

    Reflective Practice underpins the entire Flying Start NHS programme. It is based on a balanced approach to strengths and needs in practice with support and guidance from a workplace mentor and team colleagues. This unit will help you embed reflective practice into your everyday work to improve the quality of care and treatment you provide.

  • Developing others

    Most of the activities within Flying Start NHS focus on developing your skills and knowledge as a newly qualified practitioner. However at some point the emphasis will shift to you facilitating learning in others, this may be with students, assistant practitioners or as an educator to patients/clients and their carers.

  • Mentor Area

    Welcome to your new Flying Start NHS® mentor area, developed in response to feedback from mentors.  As a Flying Start mentor, your role is to guide and support your newest colleague, as such your input is invaluable in supporting transition and we hope you will enjoy this challenging and rewarding experience.

  • Goals

    One of most important skills for managing a successful career is goal setting. By developing your Flying Start NHS portfolio, you will be continually reviewing your strengths and needs and setting goals regarding the areas of clinical practice you want to develop further.

  • Policy

    Policy can sometimes feel very removed from the delivery of healthcare. This unit aims to help you understand the important relationship between policy and delivery at a local level. Understanding national targets will strengthen your ability to ensure these are met locally.

    When you are planning your activities to meet the learning outcomes, you should consider the level of learning that you want to achieve. You will find the Get Started and Gaining Credit pages of Flying Start NHS® useful. Additionally, the Post Registration Career Development Framework for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals and Effective Practitioner websites will help you to you to assess learning needs and plan for your continuing development beyond Flying Start NHS®.

  • Contact Us

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units. You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF interim and Joint Development Review.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units. You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence that you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF interim and Joint Development Review.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS® programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF interim and first gateway development reviews.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units. You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Clinical Skills

    Clinical skills will be the area where you will naturally want to develop most confidence in the first year of practice. Flying Start NHS® will not tell you how to do any particular clinical skill, as it supports so many different professions.  This unit is designed to help you identify and plan how to develop the right clinical skills for your setting.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Social Networking Activity

  • Good Portfolio Habits

  • FAQs

    Please find below a list of frequently asked questions which are designed to help you understand the aims and objectives of the Flying Start programme.  If you have a question which is not addressed here, please use the Contact Us function to ask the project team.

  • Discussion Forum

  • Get Connected

    Academic level and credit can be allocated to learning which sits outside formal qualification programmes . The process of allocating level and credit is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

     

  • Thank You

  • Mentor Resources

    This section has been developed to support Flying Start mentors in their role.  Check this section regularly for new content as we continue to develop materials for mentors.

  • Portfolio: interpersonal skills

  • Portfolio – team communication skills

  • Portfolio

  • Portfolio activity: managing stress

  • Benefits of lifelong learning

  • Sign In

  • Information Governance

  • Portfolio Accountability

  • Portfolio Activity

  • Your learning environment

  • Your Flying Start NHS Portfolio

  • Portfolio Activity

  • Keeping up to date with Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision

  • Portfolio activity: delegation skills

  • Portfolio activity – conflict resolution

  • Health

    This dimension focuses on maintaining and promoting the health, safety and security of everyone in the organisation or anyone who comes into contact with it. It includes tasks that are undertaken as a routine part of one's work such as moving and handling. Those who come into contact with the organisation will be anyone who interacts with an employee of the organisation or who is affected by the actions of the organisation.

  • Service Improvement

    This dimension is about improving services in the interests of the users of those services and the public as a whole. The services might be services might be services for the public (patients, clients, and carers) or services that support the smooth running of the organisation (such as finance, estates). The services might be single or multi-agency and uni or multi-professional.

  • Quality

    This dimensions relates to the maintaining high quality in all areas of work and practice, including the important aspect of effective team working. Quality can be supported using a range of different approaches including; codes of conduct and practice, evidence-based practice, guidelines, legislation, protocols, procedures, policies, standards and systems. This dimension supports the governance function in organisations - clinical, corporate, financial, information, staff etc.

  • Equality

    It is the responsibility of every person to act in ways that support equality and diversity. Equality and diversity is related to the actions and responsibilities of everyone - users of services, including patients, clients and carers; work colleagues; employees; people in other organisations; the public in general.

  • Communication

    This dimension relates to the effective communication in whatever form it takes place. Effective communication is a two way process. It involves identifying what others are communicating (eg through listening) as well as developing oneself, and the development of effective relationships.

  • Professional bodies' web resources

  • NES Information Governance Module

  • Portfolio activity

  • Portfolio activity

  • Portfolio Activity

  • Portfolio activity

  • KSF

    The NHS KSF is part of your terms and conditions as an NHS employee, it guides personal development by laying out the knowledge and skills which you have to develop in your post in a KSF post outline.

  • Portfolio - assessment and planning skills

  • Team Roles and Responsibilities

  • Portfolio activity

  • Putting your plan into action: building your treatment skills

  • What do you do?

  • Helping Others Learn

  • Portfolio: documentation

  • Why develop a portfolio

  • Disclaimer

  • Integrating health and social care

  • Reflecting on collecting feedback

  • What about your experiences as a member of staff

  • Copyright

  • Equality, diversity and communication

  • Privacy Policy

  • Portfolio - clinical skills development

  • Thinking about patient/client safety

  • Relating health policy to practice

  • Mentor activity

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Managers Support

    Managers play a vital role in creating the right learning environment for newly qualifed practitioners.  By facilitating the space for an experienced mentor to support and guide the newest team member, managers can significantly reduce the stress that we know comes with being newly qualified.

  • Refreshing reflection

  • Conditions of Use

  • Accessibility

  • Team communication scenarios

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