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2015 Scottish national healthcare science conference looks to the future

The 2015 Scottish Healthcare Science National Conference NDP 2015 – Contribution is Key looked to future, setting out the action the Healthcare Science profession could take to deliver the future vision for the NHS.

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The event has a clear focus on exploring next steps in the 2015-20 National Delivery Plan for Healthcare Science, published in March 2015. This plan hinges on five improvement programmes where Healthcare Science can make a key contribution:

  • improvement programme in  health technology management (procurement and use of medical equipment assets);
  • improvement programme in point of care testing;
  • improvement programme in demand optimisation;
  • improvement programme fro developing sustainable services; and
  • improvement programme for a newly integrated model for clinical physiology services

100 delegates from across Scotland joined the lively day at COSLA in Edinburgh including a keynote presentation from Jacqui Lunday Johnstone OBE, Chief Health Professions Officer at the Scottish Government.

Poster Prize winners

The poster prize was a joint first prize between the team from NHS Lanarkshire  for Blood Science Service Transformation (Claire Richardson, BMS2; Jacqueline McGuire Consultant Clinical Scientist,Janice McNicol Technical Lead Biochemistry, Betty Kyle, Technical Lead Haematology, Evelyn McEwan, Core Laboratory Technical Manager) and the team from the Medical Physics Department, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for  Reducing staff radiation dose in Gastroenterology (Christina Stewart and Nicola MacDonald)


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