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Statement last updated on 18th March 2020

We have taken the decision to postpone or cancel a range of our school-led meetings and events.

We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances given:

  • the impact of the Covid-19 virus on the NHS
  • the need for us to reduce the demands we make upon our healthcare science colleagues
  • the need to support vigilant public health measures and social distancing.

If you intend to submit any expenses in relation to an event you have recently attended or planned to attend please sign, scan with any receipts, and send to us via email at nshcs@hee.nhs.uk. If you have recently posted your claim to the St Chads office we hope to be able to process these as normal.  Claims may take a bit longer than usual to process during the pandemic, we apologise for any inconvenience or delay experienced but will do our best to ensure you receive payment as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and ongoing support.

For more information about specific events or meetings, see below.

Date Event / meeting Status Statement
Fri, 20th March Physical Sciences Themed Board Cancelled The papers have been circulated and we will organise an alternative way to collect your views on some of the agenda items.
Mon, 23rd March STP recruitment interviews Cancelled Find latest information here.
Weds, 22nd April EPA conference Postponed You will be notified of the rescheduled date later in the year via email. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Thurs 7th May and Thurs 18th June HSST and STP Train the Trainer Cancelled We plan to develop a range of new online resources to support trainers and assessors that will be published on the School website.
6th – 17th July STP and ASP OSFAs Cancelled The alternative to the OSFA exit assessment for STP trainees completing their programme this year will be an activity which we are calling the Independent Assessment of Clinical Competence (IACC).

The ASP OSFA has been postponed until 2021.