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
- 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
- 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
The 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) 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
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.
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.