National school of healthcare science
The National School of Healthcare Science was established in October 2011 as part of the Modernising Scientific Careers programme.
Our role is to support the implementation and delivery of the new healthcare science education and training programmes set out in Modernising Scientific Careers: The UK Way Forward published by the Department of Health.
The aim of the new educational programmes is to train staff that will be able to work at the highest level in healthcare, understanding and advising on the most recent advances in science and technology, able to develop and innovate with a focus on enhanced patient care, and with flexibility and adaptability to work across multiple care pathways.
The school safeguards the delivery of high quality education and training for healthcare science and has established partnerships with professional bodies, royal colleges, universities, national and regional education and commissioning leads, as well as NHS establishments delivering the new blended educational programmes.
The school supports education and training across the career framework, including 1,000 trainees on the NHS Scientist Training Programme and the Higher Specialist Scientific Training in over 600 training departments. It provides guidance and support to trainees on the Practitioner Training Programme, and support for the development of education programmes and apprenticeships for staff in earlier career stages.
Visit the National School of Healthcare Science website for more information.