Posts are commissioned by employers through the Local Office of Health Education England (HEE) either as a new post created specifically for the purpose of training (direct entry) or as an in-service post, through an already existing clinical scientist post. Posts can only be commissioned within those departments that meet the accreditation requirements of the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) and so must meet the quality standards for work-based training. Employers will be required to demonstrate to both the commissioners and the NSHCS that they meet the requirements of the HEE Quality Framework and can deliver the specific requirements of the HSST. The commissioning process occurs annually usually starting in the autumn of the year preceding appointment.
Employing a HSST Trainee