Association of Biomedical Healthcare Scientists
Association for Clinical Physiology Education
Addison’s Disease Self Help Group
Accredited Expert Scientific Practice
Andrology is the branch of Reproductive Science focusing on male sexual health.
Association of Ophthalmic Science Practitioners
Any qualified provider (organisations providing NHS services that are owned outside of the NHS)
Accredited Scientific Practice
Clinical Scientists in Audiology assess hearing and balance functions and help to identify associated disorders.
Accredited Voluntary Register – a form of professional registration for those groups not covered by statutory requirements
British Academy of Audiologists (now incorporates BAAT – British Association of Audiological Technicians and BSHT – British Society of Hearing Therapists)
British Heart Foundation
British Lung Foundation
Biomedical Scientist (a protected title regulated by the HCPC)
Bachelor of Science degree
Bachelor of Science degree with Honours
Business and Technical Education Council (an awarding body for vocational qualifications)
British Thoracic Society
Cardiac sciences are concerned with the heart. Cardiac Scientists carry out diagnostic, monitoring and analytical procedures for patients ranging from babies to the elderly. They also assist in interventional procedures.
Case Based Discussion
Clinical Commissioning Group (part of the healthcare commissioning system in England)
Certificate of Completion of Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme
Certificate of Completion of Scientist Training Programme
Critical Care, Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences
Career Framework 2-4 (Healthcare Science assistant and associate roles)
Clinical Bioinformatics (Genomics)
Clinical Bioinformatics (Health Informatics)
Clinical Bioinformatics (Physical Sciences)
Including: Rehabilitation Engineering, Clinical Measurement and Development and Device Risk Management and Governance
Immunology is the study of the immune system and the immune system is how all animals, including humans, protect themselves against diseases.
Clinical Scientists working in immunology help to diagnose, monitor and treat patients with a range of immune system disorders, including:
- Autoimmune disorders, where the body’s defence system attacks itself (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis)
- Primary immunodeficiency – where part of the immune system is missing or doesn’t function as it should
- Antibody deficiency
Microbiology is the study of organisms (bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic) that cause infections. Clinical Scientists within in this field, identify and characterise organisms with support and advice on the most effective drug to use for treatment, including hospital acquired infections.
Clinical Pharmaceutical Science
Clinical pharmaceutical science involves the manufacture and supply of radioactive substances used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Certificate of Attainment
Certificate of Competence
Certificate of Equivalence
Clinical Pathology Accreditation
Continuing Professional Development
Continuing Professional and Personal Development
Care Quality Commission
Chartered Radiation Protection Professional
Criminal Records Bureau (now replaced by the Vetting and Barring Service – VBS)
Critical Care Science
Critical care refers to specialised care for patients with life-threatening conditions; typically compromising of one or more organs that are failing and Clinical Scientists specialising in this field are responsible for a range of life support monitoring and therapeutic systems.
Chief Scientific Officer
Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep
Disclosure and Barring Service
Department of Health
Trainees recruited to STP or HSST through a national competitive framework, usually (but not always) from outside the NHS. Successful candidates are employed on fixed term training contracts of employment.
Direct Observation of Practice
Direct Observation of Practical Skills
Evaluation of Array Comparative Genomic Hybridisation
England Implementation Board
Education and Training Scrutiny Group (a subgroup of HCS ING responsible for the oversight of curriculum and accreditation decisions for the MSC programme)
Faculty of Dental Surgery
Faculty of Occupational Medicine
Faculty of Public Health
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists
Gastrointestinal Physiology studies specialise in the study of gastrointestinal function and disease.
Genomic Counselling (formerly Genetic Counselling)
Genomics (formerly Genetics)
Good scientific practice
Haematology and Transfusion Science
Clinical Scientists working within Haematology & Transfusion Science play a major role in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with disorders of the blood and bone marrow. It can be generally split into three sub-disciplines which include:
- Diagnostic haematology
Healthcare Professions Council
Healthcare Science Implementation Network Group
Healthcare Science Programme Board
Health Education England
Health Education England Advisory Group
Higher Education Funding Council for England (funds undergraduate university courses in England)
Higher Education Institute (University)
Health Education West Midlands
Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
Histopathology is the microscopic examination of tissue samples.
Higher National Certificate
Health and Safety Executive
Higher Specialist Scientific Register
Higher Specialist Scientific Training
Independant Assessment of Cinical Competence
Independent Assessment of Professional Skills
Improving Quality in Clinical Engineering and Physical Science Services (a service accreditation system in the Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering)
Information and Communications Technology
Internal Moderators (Professional body)
Institute of Physiological Sciences
Improving Quality in Physiological Diagnostic Services (a service accreditation system in the Physiological Sciences)
Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme
International Standards Organisation
Internal Verifier Scientific Training
Learning and Development Agency
Local Education and Training Board
Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education
Member of the British Empire
Including: Imaging with Ionising Radiation, Imaging Non Ionising Radiation, Radiation Safety Physics and Radiotherapy Physics
Memorandum of Understanding
Medical Physics Expert
Modernising Scientific Careers
Master of Science – a masters-level degree
Neurophysiology studies how the brain and peripheral nerves function in order to diagnose and monitor neurological disorders.
National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre
National Health Service
There are six values in the NHS Constitution, and by living these values we can ensure the best possible care for patients:
- Working together for patients.
- Respect and dignity.
- Commitment to quality of care.
- Improving lives.
- Everyone counts.
National body commissioning health services in England
National Institute for Health Research
National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare
National School of Healthcare Science
Order of the British Empire
Observed Clinical Event
Objective Structured Clinical Examination
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Public Health England
Patient and Public Involvement
Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (previously CHRE) – the organisation that oversees the regulators in health and care
Practitioner Training Programme
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Quality Assurance Framework
Registration Council for Clinical Physiology
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Pathologists
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Royal College of Radiologists
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Register for Clinical Technologists
Rehabilitation Engineering Services Management Group
Respiratory and Sleep Sciences
Respiratory & Sleep Sciences involves the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease and sleep disorders.
In Respiratory Sciences, Clinical Scientists work with patients who have lung, chest wall, airway or blood oxygenation problems such as asthma, fibrosis, emphysema, respiratory muscle disease and pulmonary vascular disorders.
Radiation Protection Adviser
Registered Science Technician
Radioactive Waste Adviser
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Standards of Education and Training
Strategic Health Authority
Special Interest Group
Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Time-based
Standards of Proficiency
Standard Operating Procedures
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network
Scientist Training Programme
Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats
Trainee Representative Group
United Kingdom Accreditation Service (this is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services)
Urodynamic science is the investigation of urinary-related difficulties.
Vascular Scientists use non-invasive techniques to image and assess the blood flow of patients with diseases of the arteries and veins.
Work Based Assessors
Workforce Development Confederation
Workplace Based Assessments