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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sensory impairment: points for good communication
A quick guide to good communication for people with sensory impairment.
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.
This resource aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to recognise, manage and support individuals who are experiencing procedural anxiety during vaccination procedures.
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.
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).
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.