About Practice Education Facilitators

The Practice Education Facilitator (PEF) or Care Home Education Facilitator (CHEF) enhances the quality of the practice learning environment and positively contributes to the current and future Nursing and Midwifery workforce.

Key focus areas

  • Support the preparation and ongoing professional development of the nursing and midwifery mentor workforce.
  • Enhance and support the role of the mentor within the practice placement area.
  • Provide robust communication networks between practice placement areas, universities and all other educational institutions who provide healthcare education/training.
  • Suggest strategies to enhance the practice placement learning environment for all learners
  • Facilitate education and support for all staff resulting in improved patient care.

What do PEFs do?

  • Provide and facilitate mentor update sessions.
  • Offer staff mentorship development and support.
  • Support practitioners undertaking a Mentor Preparation Programme (MPP).
  • Provide advice regarding supporting students in practice.
  • Provide information and education on the relevant university nursing and midwifery students'  assessment process.
  • Facilitate and manage development and support  for 'mentor led' education sessions for student nurses and midwives.
  • Facilitate and manage the Flying Start Rolling Programme for Newly Qualified Practitioners (NQPs)
  • Offer current information on nursing and midwifery education programmes.
  • Give support and advice for university practice placement audits.
  • Deliver current information on local, regional and national strategies, policies, and protocols in nursing and midwifery education.
  • Give advice and support on NHS Education for Scotland (NES) initiatives and funded projects.

Contacting a PEF or CHEF

Students: You should always contact your mentor or learning team facilitator (LTF) with any queries in the first instance.

Fife contacts

General enquiries: UHB.PracticeProfessionalDevelopment@nhs.net

Areas coveredNameTelephoneEmail
Dunfermline & West Fife Walter Cambers 01383 565387
ext: 35387
mob: 07800715796
w.cambers@nhs.net
Glenrothes & North East Fife Gillian Hutchison 01334 465822
mob: 07773193878
gillianhutchison@nhs.net
Kirkcaldy & Levenmouth, Cameron,
RWMH and Hospices
Elizabeth Adamson 01592 226547
ext: 46547
elizabethadamson@nhs.net
Women & Children & VHK & QMH acute Alison Lowrie 01592 643355
ext: 20885
alison.lowrie@nhs.net
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy Serena Liddell 01592 643355
ext: 24068
serena.liddell@nhs.net
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy Vacancy    
Mental health Carol Fraser 01334 696089
mob: 07824605142
carol.fraser1@nhs.net
Care Home Education Facilitator Mandy Ross mob:0786618267 amanda.ross1@nhs.net

Tayside contacts

For all Tayside based PEFs and CHEFs please contact NHS Tayside on 01382 660111.

Areas coveredNameOffice location
Perth Royal Infirmary, North Perthshire Community Hospitals and Nursing and Mental Health Teams Alistair Drew Practice Education Facilitators Office
Nursing Directorate
Management Offices
Perth Royal Infirmary
PERTH
PH1 1NX
Perth Royal Infirmary, South Perthshire Community Hospitals, Nursing and Mental Health Teams Lesley Dent Practice Education Facilitators Office
Nursing Directorate
Management Offices
Perth Royal Infirmary
PERTH
PH1 1NX
Dundee Community Nursing, Mental Health teams and CAMHS Robert Weir Practice Education Facilitators Office
K2006
East Day Home
King's Cross Hospital
DUNDEE
DD3 8EA
Care Homes- Tayside wide Karen Hanton Practice Education Facilitators Office
K2006
East Day Home
King's Cross Hospital
DUNDEE
DD3 8EA
Ninewells Medical , Support Services, Carseview, Kingsways Care centre and Mental Health Teams Karen Drew Practice Education Facilitators Office
Room CN2019
Level 2
Ninewells Hospital
DUNDEE
DD1 9SY
Ninewells Hospital- Theatres, Outpatients Departments, BTS, Paediatrics and Royal Victoria Hospital Dawn McFawns Practice Education Facilitators Office
Room CN2019
Level 2
Ninewells Hospital
DUNDEE
DD1 9SY
Ninewells Surgical, Maternity and Murray Royal Heather Robb Practice Education Facilitators Office
Room CN2019
Level 2
Ninewells Hospital
DUNDEE
DD1 9SY
Susan Carnegie Centre, Community Hospitals, Nursing and Mental Health, North Angus Mhairi Thompson Learning and Development Centre
Stracathro Hospital
BRECHIN
DD9 7QA
Mental Health Teams Family Nurse Partnership Nancy Galloway (Lead PEF) Clinical Educators Office
Room C9019
Level 9
Ninewells Hospital
DUNDEE
DD1 9SY