Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The Academy for Healthcare Science is attending a special conference on 28th June to celebrate 70 years of the NHS, at the Royal Society of Medicine in central London.

The event commends and celebrates the huge contribution that education, training and workforce planning makes in making sure that the NHS has the right workers in the right place at the right time.

At this event, Health Education England is bringing together the healthcare education and training community with all those who deliver healthcare, for what is hoped will be a truly memorable day.

David Bennett, Director of Quality at AHCS, is attending on the Academy’s behalf and had this to say:

“In 2012 the Academy for Healthcare Science was conceived by government policy-makers, professional bodies and the 4 countries, who agreed on the need for a new Healthcare Science Academy similar to the existing Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. AHCS was pump-primed by Health Education England with support from other countries. The Academy has always had close links with NHS education and training and in this respect has an important healthcare science quality assurance function. AHCS also holds a PSA-accredited register for healthcare science staff who are not covered by statutory regulation.

We are pleased to be present today to mark this important milestone in the history of the NHS.”