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Focus week: Inspiring the HCS workforce of the future Award

The Academy for Healthcare Science award for inspiring the healthcare science workforce of the future

This award aims to showcase the essential contribution that healthcare scientists make to attracting and developing a workforce which displays the behaviours and values that are needed to deliver professional care. All those who play a part in inspiring healthcare scientists and support staff (clinical managers, department managers, educational supervisors and HR managers) are invited to nominate individuals or teams for this award.

We are looking for submissions from individuals or departments demonstrating their commitment to providing outstanding clinical learning and development opportunities, forging strong links with education providers, using inventive ways to promote healthcare science careers, offering innovative development programmes to help students in their early careers or devising initiatives to capture talent within the workforce.


The judging panel will be looking for the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Measurable achievements
  • Expected benefits including cost-effectiveness
  • Adaptability and sustainability
  • Transferability
  • Leadership and team working


The key dates for the awards are:

Closing date for entries: 11th January

Shortlisting: 12th – 26th January

Judging panels: February

Awards lunch: 8th April, London


For submission statements and to learn about last year’s winner, click here.


Entries must be submitted online, and close 11th January 2022 – https://ahawards.co.uk/uk-enter-now/


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