Design and deliver programme services - Support for delivery


Many organisations provide a range of training for the workforce to develop skills to address health inequalities and health improvement. In this section you will find information on several examples of training provided from a selection of organisations. These organisations are:


NHS Health Scotland

NHS Health Scotland provides a range of training courses aimed at addressing health inequalities and health improvement. The training courses are often targeted to address specific health topics. Examples of training courses and programmes available include:

Behaviour Change and Health Inequalities Training: This is a trainer support programme where trainers are trained to design and deliver Health Behaviour Change courses tailored to meet the needs of different groups. Further information on the objectives and contents of the training programme are available on our training page.

Suicide Prevention Training (external link): The aim of the training programme is to increase the awareness of availability of training and promote uptake of training by organisations and workforces that support people at increased risk of suicide due to inequalities. Further information on the training programme is available on the Choose Life (external link) website.

Alcohol Brief Interventions Training: On this course, trainers are trained to deliver training on alcohol brief interventions in all health board areas to improve access to training for frontline staff including A&E and antenatal staff.

Please visit NHS Health Scotland’s Virtual Learning Environment where you will be able to access online materials and resources supporting ABI Training, whether you are a practitioner wishing to use these approaches in your work, or a trainer looking to deliver the course.


NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland supports the NHS services in Scotland by developing and delivering education and training for those who work in NHSScotland. Further information on their training courses and case studies is available on the NHS Education for Scotland website.

Examples of training courses and programmes available include:

Training for Childsmile Oral Health Programme (external link): This is targeted training to dental-health support workers and extended Duty Dental Nurses.

Tailored Postgraduate Training
(external link): Postgraduate specialist training in Public Health supporting policy framework set out in ‘Improving Scotland’s Health: Tackling Health Inequalities’.

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The Community Health Exchange (CHEX)

Since it was established in 1999, CHEX has facilitated the support of community development approaches to address health inequalities and health improvement. It supports a range of community health initiatives share good practice for example through training provision.

An example of a training course available through CHEX is:

Training for Action on Community Health Issues in Scotland (external link): Health Issues in the Community is a training programme aimed at increasing community capacity, increasing community participation, and establishing/ consolidating community development approaches to tackling inequalities in health.

Further information on training courses are available on the CHEX website.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

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