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Dr Fiona Carragher appointed Deputy Chief Scientific Officer by NHS Commissioning Board

Consultant Clinical Biochemist Dr Fiona Carragher has been appointed to the role of Deputy Chief Scientific Officer by the NHS National Commissioning Board. Fiona is currently Scientific Director for London and Director of Biochemical Sciences at GSTS Pathology within Guys … Read more → – Dr Fiona Carragher appointed Deputy Chief Scientific Officer by NHS Commissioning Board

Diagnostics are the Future – Chief Scientific Officer’s masterclass presentation to Healthcare Innovation Expo

The CSO gave a masterclass session Diagnostics are the Future on 14 March 2013 as part of Healthcare Innovation Expo in London. Download the masterclass presentation Diagnostics are the future  

CSO makes pledges for NHS Change Day

The Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Sue Hill OBE, has made two pledges for NHS Change Day on 13 March 2013. These are: To ensure the patient voice remains at the centre of Scientific Service delivery within the new NHS commissioning … Read more → – CSO makes pledges for NHS Change Day

Inspire the next generation with Healthcare Science week 2013

Healthcare Science Week 2013 runs from 15-24 March as part of National Science and Engineering Week – including a healthcare science stand at the Big Bang young scientists and engineers fair in London on 14-17 March. NHS Careers have range … Read more → – Inspire the next generation with Healthcare Science week 2013

February 2013 CSO Bulletin now available

The Chief Scientific Officer’s Bulletin for February 2013 is now available. This edition contains information about the Scientist Training Programme recruitment,  details of Healthcare Innovation Expo in March and information from the National Trainee event in January.  You can also find … Read more → – February 2013 CSO Bulletin now available

NHS Commissioning Board appoints its first Chief Scientific Officer

The NHS Commissioning Board has announced the appointment of Professor Sue Hill OBE to become its first Chief Scientific Officer. Based within the NHSCB Medical Directorate, The Chief Scientific Officer will be providing professional leadership and expert clinical advice across … Read more → – NHS Commissioning Board appoints its first Chief Scientific Officer

CSO presentation from the National Healthcare Science Trainee Event – 23 Jan 2013

The Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Sue Hill OBE, gave the keynote presentation Healthcare Science: Your Journey to the National Healthcare Science Trainee Event held by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) in central London on 23 Jan 2013. Download the … Read more → – CSO presentation from the National Healthcare Science Trainee Event – 23 Jan 2013

NHS Centre for Professional Workforce Development launched

Healthcare science has come together with AHPs and Pharmacy colleagues in the North West to form the NHS Centre for Professional Workforce Development (CPWD).  The CPWD will provide a single point of access to 30,000 healthcare staff across the 60 … Read more → – NHS Centre for Professional Workforce Development launched

DH sets out case for national Proton Beam therapy service

The Department of Health has set out its outline plans for the provision of a national Proton Beam therapy service – a specialist form of radiotherapy that is estimated would benefit 1500 patients a year across England. The report recommends … Read more → – DH sets out case for national Proton Beam therapy service

Booking now open for Big Bang Fair 2013

The Big Bang science fair is the largest celebration of science and engineering for young people in the UK. With interactive exhibits and science demonstrations, it lets young people met scientists, helping  to make the link between the classroom and … Read more → – Booking now open for Big Bang Fair 2013