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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

Make sure your Trainees are registered for the National Event in January 2013 – places going fast

Places are going fast for the National healthcare science trainee event, being held at the Lancaster Hotel, central London Weds 23 January 2013 with more than 200 trainees signed up already. The event will provide a platform for trainees to … Read more → – Make sure your Trainees are registered for the National Event in January 2013 – places going fast

December 2012 CSO Bulletin now available

The Chief Scientific Officer’s Bulletin for December 2012 is now available. This edition contains information and booking details about the national Trainee event in January, a one-year update on the Innovation, Health & Wealth report,  details of the latest Awards … Read more → – December 2012 CSO Bulletin now available

October 2012 CSO Bulletin now available

The Chief Scientific Officer’s Bulletin for October 2012 is now available. This month’s edition contains information and booking details about the November healthcare science events, the launch of the Academy for Healthcare Science at the Houses of Parliament and the … Read more → – October 2012 CSO Bulletin now available

Sign up to ‘Making an impact in the new NHS’ – regional healthcare science events in November

The Scientific Directors are moving forward plans for regional healthcare science events to be held around the country in November to ensure healthcare scientists can play their part in the NHS reforms. The events will provide an update on the … Read more → – Sign up to ‘Making an impact in the new NHS’ – regional healthcare science events in November

2013 sees first Life Sciences Skills Awards

Cogent – the sector skills council for science based industries launched its new Life Science Skills Awards scheme on 15th October at the House of Commons. The award categories, which includes an award for healthcare professionals sponsored by the Chief … Read more → – 2013 sees first Life Sciences Skills Awards

Issue 9 of Screening Matters

The UK National Screening Committee has published issue 9 of its Screening Matters newsletter, containing the policy news and updates from the NHS screening programmes in England. • Read issue 9 of Screening Matters

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