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CSO Speech for the launch of the Academy for Healthcare Science

The Chief Scientific Officer was one of the keynote speakers for the launch of the Academy of Healthcare Science in the House of Lords on Wednesday 5 September 2012, hosted by the Earl of Lindsay.   > Read the Chief … Read more → – CSO Speech for the launch of the Academy for Healthcare Science

Future plans for screening and immunisation services published

A joint letter from the NHS Commissioning Board, the Department of Health and Public Health England has set out plans for the future leadership, operation, co-ordination and accountability for national screening and immunisation services from April 2013 onwards. Read the … Read more → – Future plans for screening and immunisation services published

National School publishes survey of Modernising Scientific Careers trainee views

The National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) carried out its first online survey of the STP (Scientist Training Programme) trainees to provide baseline information about the new education & training programme for healthcare scientists. The survey was carried out after … Read more → – National School publishes survey of Modernising Scientific Careers trainee views

New research funding identified in NIHR HS&DR Programme bulletin

The Summer Bulletin from the National Institute of Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is now available. It identifies a number of new calls for proposals for commissioned funding including: The organisation and delivery of 24/7 Healthcare Evaluating … Read more → – New research funding identified in NIHR HS&DR Programme bulletin

Chief Scientific Officer’s Bulletin – July 2012

The Chief Scientific Officer’s Bulletin for July 2012 is now available, with information about the November healthcare science events, the honours given to healthcare scientists and an update on Modernising Scientific Careers. > Download the July 2012 Chief Scientific Officer’s … Read more → – Chief Scientific Officer’s Bulletin – July 2012

Modernising Scientific Careers broadens reach

The extent and reach of the education & training programmes for healthcare science continues to grow with the second year of entry for Modernising Scientific Careers courses across all three scientific divisions this September. The Scientist Training Programme continues to … Read more → – Modernising Scientific Careers broadens reach

Diagnostics Atlas of Variation planned for Autumn launch

The Office of the Chief Scientific Officer is contributing to an Atlas of Variation covering the five pillars of Diagnostics for publication in the Autumn. The NHS Atlas of Variation series are produced by the NHS RightCare programme and support … Read more → – Diagnostics Atlas of Variation planned for Autumn launch

NHS Evidence looking for QIPP good practice examples from healthcare science

NHS Evidence is looking for further case studies to add to its QIPP Library of good practice. This provides quality-assured, real life examples of how things can be done differently in health and social care, whilst still providing optimal standards … Read more → – NHS Evidence looking for QIPP good practice examples from healthcare science

Honours for healthcare scientists – and your chance to nominate more

Three healthcare scientists have been honoured for their contribution in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Professor Peter Sharp, past IPEM president, receives the OBE, Dr Ruth Lapworth, Director of Laboratory Medicine at East Kent Hospitals University Trust , receives the … Read more → – Honours for healthcare scientists – and your chance to nominate more

Preparing for the future – regional healthcare science events in November

A series of four regional healthcare science events will be held around the country in November to look at how healthcare science can prepare for the future shape of the NHS. While preparations for the events are at a very … Read more → – Preparing for the future – regional healthcare science events in November