NHS Education for Scotland chooses partner to develop digital platform
A specialist health board delivering education and training to all of Scotland’s NHS staff has chosen a global consultancy to develop its digital platform.
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has partnered with PA Consulting Group to develop a suite of digital products and services for use by trainers and trainees.
PA Consulting Group, which has offices in Europe, Scandinavia, the United States, the Persian Gulf and Asia Pacific, will also help to commercialise the NES Digital Platform “to be used to support further innovation in education and training”.
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The platform will deliver personalised, targeted training and development programmes from a “single one stop shop” that is accessible on any device.
NES can collect data on what NHS Scotland staff are doing in terms of learning and development to develop an evidenced-based picture of all the training being delivered and its impact.
NES chief executive Caroline Lamb said the partnership is an “exciting new development” for a public sector body in Scotland.
“It will allow us to exploit the fantastic digital infrastructure we are building, without creating a distraction from our core business of training and developing Scotland’s health and social care workforce,” she added.
Lesley Fordyce, who leads PA Consulting Group’s government and energy work in Scotland said: “We feel privileged to be involved with such a pioneering organisation and look forward to working with NES colleagues to take these excellent digital products from Scotland to other markets.”
PA Consultancy was launched in 1943 to upskill Britain’s workforce as part of the war effort, and has since grown into a global brand.