Update on the HSS Equivalence process – September 2015

An update on the progress on the first wave of the Higher Specialist Scientific equivalence project.


The AHCS has had a fantastic response following the call in August for early implementers for its Higher Specialist Scientific equivalence project in August.

We were overwhelmed by senior clinical scientists who wanted to be the first to map their experience and knowledge against the HSS Standards of Proficiency and, as a result we have decided to respond by  including more candidates in the pilot than we initially planned.  For practical purposes, the pilot is limited to a few specialisms but we hope to expand this when we have a full rollout of HSS Equivalence programme in Spring 2016

The First Wave candidates are now preparing their Stage 1 submissions – more details are in the as set out in the  Applicants Guide, Watch out for further details on our website in the New Year.