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Our partners in Healthcare Science education and training

The Academy works with a number of partners across the healthcare science education and training system to ensure that courses are delivered effectively to high standards.

 

National School for Healthcare Science

NSHCS logo The NSHCS has a number of important roles around recruitment, delivery and quality management of education and training for healthcare science. This includes:

  • Responsible for annual national recruitment to the Scientist Training Programme
  • Implementation of the National Assessment Strategy, including monitoring trainee progress,e maintenance and development of the Online Learning and Assessment Tool (OLAT) and development of Objective Structured Final Assessments (OSFAs) in partnership with Professional Bodies
  • Liaison with Universities and NHS departments providing the training to ensure compatible delivery of the programmes
  • Delivery of National Quality Assessment Management Programme including accreditation of all departments delivering work based trainin
  • Advice on curricula development and review
  • Working with the national commissioner on workforce planning and provision

More information at www.nshcs.org.uk

Health Education West Midlands

Health Education West Midlands logo HEWM has national for planning and commissioning of education programmes on behalf of the NHS across England.

This includes:

  • Commissioning of masters and  doctoral programmes
  • Work with the system to ensure robust contract management  and quality outcomes from academic programmes
  • Oversight of delivery of STP and HSST  and other programmes through hosting of the NSHCS

More information at wm.hee.nhs.uk

 

Council for Healthcare Science in Higher Education

Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education logoThe Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education (CHS) brings together the collective interests and views of academic healthcare science across the UK and aims to act as a unified voice for academic healthcare science.

  • Its aim is to inform and influence the higher education and further education sectors on the development and implementation policy for healthcare science and scientific services in respect  of healthcare science education, research and innovation.

More information at: www.councilofhealthcarescience.ac.uk

 

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland NES LogoNHS Education for Scotland (NES) have oversight of training programmes and initiatives to develop the healthcare science workforce, with an aim of ensuring a sustainable fit-for-purpose workforce supply for NHS Scotland.

Their work covers:

  • Postgraduate Scientist trainees, including pre-registration Clinical Scientists
  • Pre-registration and post-registration support for other groups
  • NES-delivered generic learning: Early Career; Leadership; Trainers; Safety
  • Support staff initiatives

The Academy have worked with NES on projects such as equivalence mapping in Scotland. NES are also  involved  at a UK-level for Healthcare Science education, training and accreditation.

More information at: www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-discipline/healthcare-science

 

Wales

The Academy works closely with the Welsh Government’s  Chief Scientific Adviser (Health) Christine Morrell on initiatives across the health and care system in Wales.  The Academy  have our own lead for Wales Dee Ripley who works with us on a number of academic and training issues.

 

Northern Ireland

The Academy also has a close working relationship with Professor Bernie Hannigan who is also Chief Scientific Advisor to the DHSSPS in Northern Ireland. Bernie also takes a lead in some UK-wide initiatves.