We are a national organisation embedded within, and funded by Health Education England.
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.
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.
Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative
Ensuring education and training within healthcare science is relevant and of high quality.
Scientist Training Programme Quality Standards Committee
Bringing their skills and experience to help ensure the quality of the STP.
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.
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.
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.
We are approved by Ofqual 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.
Useful information and resources
Submitting an expenses claim
Information about the process for claiming back expenses from the School.