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November 2013 edition of Vox – the AHCS newsletter – is now available

The November 2013 edition of Vox – The newsletter of the Academy for Healthcare Science is now available

Vox: Nov 13


Academy sets out timetable for implementation of Register

The AHCS has set out the timetable for the implementation of its Register, including the proposed dates for the consultation around the Register standards, with an aim to fully launch the Register by Summer 2014

Read more about the timetable for Register implementation.


AHCS and IPEM come together to drive Physical Sciences Quality Improvement Programme (PSQIP)

The Academy for Healthcare Science and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) have come together to develop the PSQIP programme. The aim is to develop and implement service accreditation standards for Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) services.

Work is now starting on the programme with IPEM recruiting members for the Standards groups and the Academy team commencing identification and recruitment of pilot sites and the development of evidence and commentary to support PSQIP.


Revised Council meeting – and Academy engagement programme continues

Unfortunately very few people were able to make it through the St Jude storm to the Council meeting arranged for October 28. This means that we have deferred the key items at the next Council meeting at 2pm on November 27, which is likely to be a busy and packed agenda.

The broader Academy engagement programme continues apace, with Directors continuing their series of meetings with individual professional bodies and key organisations and individuals across Healthcare Science. In November the Academy already has planned meetings with the Welsh Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Dr Owen Crawley and his team, the Institute of Biomedical Science, The Royal College of Pathologists and the National School for Healthcare Science amongst others.


Don’t miss out on past issues of Vox – and get your colleagues to sign up to Vox

We’d like to share news from the Academy for Healthcare Science with as many people as possible and are delighted that so many more people have signed up to this newsletter since our first edition in September.

If you have a colleague who would like to have this newsletter emailed to them as soon as it comes out, please get them to sign up via the AHCS website or by going to http://bit.ly/AHCSvox

If you want to read previous editions of Vox, then they are all available via the AHCS website at www.ahcs.ac.uk/news/vox-the-ahcs-newsletter/

If you have news that we can help to share across the Healthcare Science profession, please do send details to


Keep up with the latest AHCS news on Twitter and Facebook

We plan to keep the AHCS website as up-to-date as possible with regular news updates from the Academy and across Healthcare Science.  If you want to be first with the news then follow the Academy’s Twitter account at @AHCSuk or by following our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AHCSuk



From around Healthcare Science

Advancing Healthcare Awards now open to Healthcare Scientists

The 2014 Advancing Healthcare Awards are now open for entries with eight separate categories open for those working within Healthcare Science including the new ‘Professionalism into Practice’ category, sponsored by the Academy for Healthcare Science.

Modernising Scientific Careers wins Guardian Healthcare Innovation Awards

The Modernising Scientific Careers Programme was presented with the Workforce Innovation award at the inaugral Guardian Healthcare Innovation Awards, in a ceremony at the Guardian’s offices on Thursday 24 October.  This award recognises everyone across the service, education and government who have worked so hard to transform education, training and career routes across the whole of Healthcare Science.

The Academy for Healthcare Science is proud play its part in delivering Modernising Scientific Careers across the UK.

Career paths in Healthcare Science – a personal reflection

Tim Wreghitt, Microbiologist and former Vice President of the Royal College of Pathologists has provided a personal reflection of his career path, achievements and working environments.

We’d like to hear more personal stories from professionals across Healthcare Science. If you’d like to share your story please contact .

Launch of the NHS Atlas of Variation in Diagnostics on 27 Nov

The NHS Atlas of Variation in Diagnostic Services will be launched in central London on Weds Nov 27.  The Atlas provides 77 maps across 69 indicators and has been prepared by the NHS RightCare team. Each map shows the variation across England for a particular test or intervention within the five areas of diagnostic services.

Inspire the next generation of Healthcare Scientists through the NHS Careers schools competition

Inspire the next generation of Healthcare Scientists by encouraging pupils and schools to take part in the 6th annual NHS Careers schools competition.

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