Vox: May 2015
Welcome to Vox – The newsletter bringing the latest information and updates from the Academy for Healthcare Science, together with news from across the Healthcare Science profession.
Dr Brendan Cooper appointed as President of the Academy for Healthcare Science
Respiratory Physiologist Dr Brendan Cooper, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Hon. Research Fellow at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), has been appointed as the first President of the Academy for Healthcare Science.
The AHCS President is the chief professional representative of the Academy, liaising with constituents and then articulating the views of the profession to government, the health & care system and other stakeholders.
Read more about Brendan’s appointment and his presidential message to the Scientific Community.
Academy backs Choosing Wisely campaign to reduce unnecessary tests and treatments.
The Academy of Healthcare Science has put its support behind the “Choosing Wisely” campaign by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) that aims to reduce unnecessary diagnostics and treatments for patients. Academy President Dr Brendan Cooper has stressed the importance of the healthcare scientist input into the multidisciplinary teams that assess and analyse treatment and diagnostic options.
Learning the lessons of system leadership in Healthcare Science
The Academy for Healthcare Science Professional Scientific Leadership Committee is to consider the implications of the Kings Fund report The Practice of System Leadership – being comfortable with chaos for the Healthcare Science profession.
Heidi Cox wins AHCS Award for Innovation at Advancing Healthcare Awards
Senior Clinical Biochemist Heidi Cox, from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, has won the Academy for Healthcare Science award for Innovation at the 2015 Advancing Healthcare Awards for her work developing the SUDI box, used to help determine the cause of sudden infant death.
More professional assessors sought to boost Academy assessment teams
The Academy is seeking Healthcare Science professionals to come forward as professional assessors for our scientist and practitioner panels due to the increasing level of interest in our equivalence process.
AHCS andagree joint statement on closer collaboration
The Academy for Healthcare Science and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists have agreed a joint statement on closer collaboration following their meeting on 22 May.
Job Vacancy: Development Co-ordinator
The Academy are recruiting for a Development Co-ordinator, to coordinate the project management of the delivery of new routes to registration, including equivalence processes. Applications should be submitted by 23 June 2015.
From around Healthcare Science
Apply now for funded Masters courses in Genomic Medicine
Healthcare Scientists are being invited to apply for funded places on a newin Genomic Medicine with associated modules through the Health Education England Genomics Education Programme (GEP), with the first intake taking place in September 2015.
The course is being delivered through a national network of 9 universities and provides a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional programme in genomics that can be applied to both clinical practise and medical research. More information about the course and how to apply is available through the GEP website.
Scottish National Healthcare Science Conference – sign up by 1 June
2015 National Event for Healthcare Science – NDP 2015 Contribution is Key – at COSLA in Edinburgh on 19 Jun 2015. The programme brings together a number of senior figures from across the Scottish healthcare system, with a keynote presentation by Michael Kellett, Director of Healthcare Strategy with the Scottish Government. Deadline for registration is 1 June.Education for Scotland is holding its
New Healthcare Science qualifications launched at Assistant & Associate Level
Two new have been developed as part of the Modernising Scientific Careers programme to facilitate entry into Healthcare Science. introductory vocational qualifications
The qualifications –Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Healthcare Science, and Level 4 Certificate in Healthcare Science – will be available for training providers registered by Pearson as an approved centre to deliver the new qualifications.
Careers brochure highlights range of opportunities in Healthcare Science
A new brochure from highlights the range of careers in Healthcare Science and the routes that people can use to get into the profession and develop their skills. Careers