Welcome to NHS Health Scotland's Virtual Learning Environment

This space hosts a wide range of eLearning modules, event information, resources and forums. Best of all, most of our training is free. Join our VLE

We’re here to provide workers and volunteers in the NHS, wider public sector, private and third sectors across Scotland with the knowledge and skills to help tackle a range of health inequalities issues.

Whether you’d like to find the right approach to mitigating health inequalities in areas such as alcohol and drugs, healthy weight or suicide prevention – or if you want to understand more about preventing health inequalities – these learning opportunities will give you the confidence to take the right action within your own area of work.

Our resources are developed with experts from across Scotland’s learning, healthcare and third sectors.

Many of our learning resources can be used flexibly to fit around you and your working day.

Develop your skills, enhance your practice and improve the health of others

Our Learning Brochure features a wide range of learning modules and e-learning courses on offer.


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If you are having difficulty accessing any of our eLearning courses or logging in to the website, please contact us at hselearningqueries@nhs.net

New Child Poverty, Health and Wellbeing
eLearning module now on the VLE

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This module aims to raise your awareness of child poverty in Scotland and how poverty can impact on children and young people’s health and wellbeing. 

The module will look at causes of child poverty, how it is measured and you will spend time considering your role in tackling child poverty.

This module will provide learning support on child poverty for health visitors and midwives – through both undergraduate programmes in higher education institutions and continuing professional development in Scotland – and support them to consider their role in helping to assist children and their families who are living in poverty and affected by austerity.

In addition, this resource will be particularly relevant to individuals working across health, social care, education, the public sector and people who are in contact with children at work.

The module has been produced through partnership working and stakeholder engagement, and was overseen by a steering group consisting of a range of partners from the health and third sector to shape the content.  

Click on the link below to access the module.

Child Poverty Health and Wellbeing

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At Healthy Working Lives our principle focus is to work with employers to enable them to understand, protect and improve the health of their employees. We do this by providing free support and advice to businesses and organisations across Scotland through our website, Adviceline and a network of advisers. You can call the Healthy Working lives Adviceline for free on 0800 019 2211