Creating excellence in clinical skills practice for remote and rural communities using on line learning as part of a Managed Educational Network

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A Baker1

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J Morse2

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J Skinner3

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A O'Neill4

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J Ker5


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1 NHS Education for Scotland, Dundee, UK

2 University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

3 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

4 University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

5 University of Dundee, Dundee, UK


30 June 2016 Volume 16 Issue 2


RECEIVED: 24 June 2016

ACCEPTED: 29 June 2016


Baker A, Morse J, Skinner J, O'Neill A, Ker J.  Creating excellence in clinical skills practice for remote and rural communities using on line learning as part of a Managed Educational Network. Rural and Remote Health 2016; 16: 4114. https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4114


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The Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CS MEN) was established in 2008 to support excellence in clinical skills education and practice through the use of simulation. The long term aim was to enhance standards of care and patient experience. For remote and rural Scottish communities this included a package of support part of which were multi-professional on-line learning resources. This presentation will share the process of developing national, evidence based standard, multi-professional, quality assured clinical skills on line learning resources. Skill priorities were identified by a survey of remote and rural health care practitioners. Each resource was then developed using stakeholder engagement and subject experts from both Health Boards and Higher Education Institutes following a five step iterative process involving both internal and external review. Ten different health boards and five Scottish Universities have been engaged in resource development, with four health boards involved in the development of at least four resources. All 14 territorial health boards have reported use of the resources. For three resources a more in-depth look at the resources uptake during a six month period in 2015 and their use by different health care practitioners will be presented. These resources can be linked to regional workshops and courses on the Mobile Skills Unit. The CS MEN is committed to supporting consistent quality standards for clinical and simulation education.

This abstract was presented at the Innovative Solutions in Remote Healthcare - 'Rethinking Remote' conference, 23-24 May 2016, Inverness, Scotland.

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