Weekly outline

  • Supporting Staff Attendance


    This module provides support in managing absence from work (sometimes referred to as absence management).

    It is targeted at anyone with people management responsibilities within organisations operating in Scotland.

    The module highlights some of the benefits of actively managing attendance including support for staff with long-term health conditions, good practise to be adopted and a variety of valuable resources to help you implement these. You will also find out about further support available through Healthy Working Lives and elsewhere

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this module you should be able to:

    • define the key components to supporting staff attendance
    • describe the principles of effective attendance management
    • identify the key support elements to support staff attendance
    • develop your own skills and confidence to effectively support staff attendance within your organisation.
    • gain knowledge on the fit note – its purpose and how it can be used in supporting staff attendance
    • support employees with underlying health conditions.


    Self-enrolment: Once you have created an account, and logged in, click the following link and self-enrol in the course - https://elearning.healthscotland.com/course/view.php?id=515

  • Sensible Risk Assessment

    Welcome to the latest Health and Safety virtual learning course from Healthy Working Lives - Sensible Risk Assessment Module


    This course is free to access via our virtual learning platform and will provide you with up to date knowledge and resources on risk assessments.

    The Sensible Risk Assessment Module is designed for anyone that has health and safety responsibilities for a group of people. This module explains the principles, process and benefits of risk assessments within organisations and gives you access to materials and further resources to help you complete a risk assessment. 

    The course is reviewed every 12 months and we encourage customer feedback on the course to help us constantly improve our learning modules. Your feedback is valuable to us.

    We will also shortly be launching a virtual learning module on Supporting Staff Attendance and several other Health and Safety areas - If you are interested in assisting us with the development of new courses then please email us at nhs.HWLDatabase@nhs.net.

  • Child Poverty, Health and Wellbeing

    • 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