Consultant Clinical Scientist

Last updated: 26th February 2021

Clinical scientists research and develop techniques and equipment to help prevent, diagnose and treat illness.

Consultant clinical scientists train to a high level of competence. combining years of scientific expertise with training in patient care, they oversee the diagnosis of disease, lead services and guide a wide range of healthcare staff.

The Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) is a five year programme available to registered and experienced clinical scientists who wish to train and become eligible to apply for consultant clinical scientist posts. The programme is equivalent to the standards of training undertaken by medical postgraduate trainees. You can join the programme either as a direct entry (apply for a new post) or as an in service entry (nominated by your current employer).

Click below for further information about consultant clinical scientists and the Higher Specialist Scientist Training programme.