About the National School of Healthcare Science

As a school, we have pioneered national scientist training in the UK, producing scientists who are changing patient and clinical outcomes, contributing to multi-professional working and new ways of integrated working, and are leading in many areas of innovation and translational research within the NHS.

  • Our responsibilities

    The School has national responsibility for the management of the educational framework for training and development of healthcare scientists across more than 40 specialties in the NHS.

  • Who we are

    We've got a great team of people working at the School to help train and support healthcare scientists.

  • Our School newsletters

    In this section you will find copies of the School's quarterly newsletter and monthly memo's.

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion

    The School aims to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion throughout its work and all partnerships.

  • Scientist Training Programme Quality Standards Committee

    Bringing their skills and experience to help ensure the quality of the STP.

  • Themed Boards

    The School functions through a series of themed boards that provide expert advice and support.

  • Contact us

    Find out how to contact the different teams in the School.


What we do

Find out about the different services offered and supported by the School.

  • Accreditation

    We are responsible for the accreditation and endorsement of work-based providers to deliver all School programmes. We are also responsible for the accreditation of the higher education institutions that deliver the academic element of all the programmes.

  • Curriculum

    We are responsible for School curricula including the Echocardiography, Practitioner and Scientist Training Programme (ETP, PTP and STP) and the Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) programme.

  • End-Point Assessment

    We are approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to offer the end-point assessment for the Healthcare Science Apprenticeship Standards Levels 2, 4 and 6.

  • Train the Trainer

    We provide face-to-face and online training and guidance for Training Officers and Supervisors on our training programmes.


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