Workforce education materials

Workforce and education resources have been produced for the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

The NHS Education for Scotland (NES) TURAS application is accessible online and provides a range of educational resources and information to support COVID-19 vaccinators at all levels of experience and others who are supporting the programme.

Go to the COVID-19 vaccinators area on TURAS (external website).

Tips for health and social care staff caring for patients with hearing loss

This resource is designed to provide quick tips to improve communication with patients who have hearing loss.

View the hearing loss resource (external website).

British Sign Language (BSL) and Tactile BSL 

This module aims to develop awareness of the different types of BSL. It also shares good practice in communicating with people who use BSL, to improve experience of services. A TURAS login is required to access this resource.

View the British Sign Language and Tactile resource (external website).

Sight loss awareness

Find basic information about blindness and sight loss covering common eye conditions, how they affect vision and what solutions may help. The resource establishes practical tactics and tools that can make communication easier. A TURAS login is required to access this content.

View the sight loss awareness resource (external website).

Deafblind awareness

This module is an introduction to deafblindness. You will learn about some of the challenges faced by deafblind people, and some of the strategies used to overcome them. A TURAS login is required to access this content.

View the deafblind awareness module (external website).

Sensory impairment: points for good communication

A quick guide to good communication for people with sensory impairment.

View the sensory impairment guide (external website).

Procedural distress in children and young people

This resource aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to manage and support children and young people with procedural distress during vaccination procedures.

View the procedural distress in children and young people resource (external website).

Procedural anxiety

This resource aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to recognise, manage and support individuals who are experiencing procedural anxiety during vaccination procedures.

View the procedural anxiety resource (external website).

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and women’s health resource

This resource aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to discuss the risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccines for women of childbearing age.

There is also an accompanying introduction video.

View the pregnancy, breastfeeding and women’s health resource.

Vaccinating children and young people aged 12 to 17 years’ resource

This resource aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to a specified group of children and young people as advised by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

View the vaccinating children and young people aged 12 to 17 years resource.

COVID-19 vaccine resources

Information on COVID-19 for the public (external website), including vaccine leaflets can be found on NHS inform.

Public Health Scotland have also produced a number of resources to support the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

Last updated: 29 September 2021