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Webinar | What the NHS People Plan means for the Healthcare Science workforce

The Office of the Chief Scientific Officer will host the third webinar in a series of monthly webinars for all healthcare science staff on Friday 21st August 2020 from 15:30 – 16:30.

This month’s webinar will be co-hosted by the Chief Scientific Officer for England, Professor Dame Sue Hill, and Professor Berne Ferry, Head of the National School of Healthcare Science. The webinar will provide an overview of the NHS People Plan and set out what it means for healthcare science and the healthcare science workforce. The webinar will also cover the wider work being done within NHS England and Improvement and Health Education England to facilitate and support the education, training and development of the healthcare science workforce.

The webinar will end with a Q&A session. We will be taking questions in advance of the webinar so please submit any questions you may have to england.cso@nhs.net by end of day Friday 14th August 2020.

The webinar will include talks from:

Professor Dame Sue Hill is the Chief Scientific Officer for England providing expert clinical scientific advice across the health system and head of profession for the healthcare science workforce in the NHS and associated bodies. She is a respiratory scientist by background with an international academic and clinical research reputation.




Angela Douglas MBE is the Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for England. A Consultant Clinical Scientist by background, Angela has worked in the NHS for over 38 years. She has previously worked as the Scientific Director of the Cheshire and Merseyside Genetics Service and led the North West Coast GMC delivering the 100,000 Genome Project.




Professor Berne Ferry is the Head of the National School of Healthcare Science in Health Education England. The School helps provide high quality and flexible training and education for all scientists working in the NHS. She is a Clinical Immunologist by background and was a clinical academic and clinical lead of the Clinical immunology Laboratory in Oxford before joining HEE.





Instructions on joining the webinar:

This webinar will be hosted on Microsoft Teams as a live event and can be accessed using the following Joining Link .

  1. Please open the Joining Link using Google Chrome
  2. Select the option to ‘watch on the web instead’
  3. You can sign in your details, or join anonymously to access the webinar
  4. There will be a hold screen stating that ‘this event has not started yet’ The webinar is due to commence at 15:30.
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