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The Knowledge Network platform is the national knowledge management platform for health and social care delivered by NHS Education for Scotland. It provides high quality knowledge support for delivery of health and social care.

From 27th March 2017 The Knowledge Network will have a new search engineĀ¹ to discover print and electronic resources to support health and social care staff in Scotland.

June 2021

New, refreshed Career Development Framework

The Post Registration Career Development Framework (PRCDF) has been refreshed, renamed and expanded. The new Career Development Framework builds on the previous PRCDF, incorporates the Healthcare Support Worker Framework and explores the "bridge" between the two. The website look, functionaliy and navigation has also been improved.

Watch a new animation on the Framework HERE or check out the resource HERE


October 2019

New Look, New Structure, Same Development Opportunities

We hope you like the new refresh. The site has been revamped ensuring the pillars of practice are at the forefront and underpin your development journey through the site. The links, learning resources and policies have been reviewed and updated where necessary to reflect the changes in our healthcare landscape.

As with any change there can be the odd broken link etc. If you spot anything let us know or if you just want to share your views on the new Effective Practitioner contact us via