CPD Resources

CPD & e-Learning resources for Healthcare Science

Our aim is to support a multi-profession repository for learning material information and resources to help you in your job, focusing on the relevant Healthcare Science stream and disciplines.

Please use the following link to access our current range of CPD and e-learning resources which are available on our Healthcare Science area within Turas Learn (please note you need to login to access them):
Healthcare Science CPD resources on Turas Learn

We are always interested in hearing from HCS colleagues who have relevant learning materials, as we can work with you to convert it into e-learning content. For further information, please contact us at HCS@nes.scot.nhs.uk.


Illustration of various Healthcare Science support workers

Framework for Healthcare Science Support Workers

The Healthcare Science Support Worker Framework was adapted from the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) framework and was part of a wider Scottish Government Commission.

The Healthcare Science Support Worker framework:

  • supports the roles and educational requirements for Healthcare Science Support Workers at Career Levels 2-4
  • identifies learning resources to support staff at each of the three levels using the 4 Pillars of Practice namely: Clinical Practice, Facilitation of Learning, Leadership and Service Improvement
  • identifies routes to support staff into registered roles

You can find the modified framework, including examples of the framework in use, FAQ’s, as well as a Case study, on the new Healthcare Science Support Worker page of Support Worker Central.

If you would like any further information, please contact the NES Healthcare Science Team at HCS@nes.scot.ns.uk.

NES Knowledge Services - Your Free Library for Health and Social Care


The Knowledge Network have updated the site to be more up to date and easy to use.

There are some excellent collections of books, journals and articles to support practice and learning from the Library Search. All available for free to health and social care staff in Scotland with an OpenAthens account – NHSScotland staff can choose to sign in with an NHSS email address and password when prompted and all other eligible users can self-register for an account.