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 implements the NHS healthcare science training programmes and quality assures the training and delivery.

  • 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 where we are and which is the best way to contact us.


What we do

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

  • Accreditation

    We are responsible for the accreditation of the Scientist Training Programme (STP), the Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) programme and Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) as well as work-based providers for the STP and HSST 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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