Case study

Craig Jamieson talks about Medical Device Risk Management

Craig is a Medical Device Evaluation Specialist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Healthcare Science
Healthcare Science

Why did you choose a career in healthcare science?

I didn’t set out to – but when my career plan pilot fell through, I wanted to use my technical background for good, and to help other people l so that’s what I do every day now.

What does a typical day involve?

My job involves dealing with clinicians and project managing the purchase of new equipment and ensuring it’s compliant with the relevant standards. This was after years of working as a technician, ensuring the safe and accurate operation of a range of medical devices – from thermometers to defibrillators and surgical robots. No two days are ever the same!

How does your job impact on patient health?

My role helps to ensures accurate, cutting-edge technology is used across the hospital in many different contexts, and helps to make sure the devices and equipment work in the best possible way for patients

What would you say to someone thinking about a career in healthcare science?

There are so many routes in and some really good training pathways. See if you could do some work experience, see what works for you, and put everything towards achieving it!

Last updated on 18th March 2022