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- 27th March 2023
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The National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for our two new training programmes in respiratory science and sleep medicine, aimed at enhancing the skills and expertise of healthcare professionals in these areas.
Respiratory diseases are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and with the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for respiratory care has increased exponentially. The new respiratory training programme will equip healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to diagnose and manage a range of respiratory conditions.
In addition, the NHS recognises that sleep disorders are a common and often overlooked health issue that can have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life. The new sleep medicine training programme aims to improve the understanding of sleep disorders and their management.
Both programmes will provide a combination of theoretical and practical training, including clinical placements and simulation-based learning, to ensure that healthcare professionals are well-prepared to meet the demands of their roles.
Professor Berne Ferry, Head of the National School of Healthcare Science said:
“We are delighted to launch these two new training programmes in respiratory science and sleep medicine, which will help healthcare professionals to provide better care for patients with respiratory and sleep disorders. The new courses have been developed and written in close collaboration with physiological scientists working in Trusts and with their professional bodies.”
Applications are invited from employers who wish to support staff to enhance their skills and expertise in these areas. The respiratory science programme is suitable for scientific graduates, the sleep medicine course is open to healthcare professionals working in this area including healthcare scientists, doctors, nurses, and AHPs. The NHS is committed to providing high-quality training and support to its workforce, and these programmes are part of its ongoing efforts to improve patient care.
The training programmes will be delivered in partnership with universities and NHS trusts across the country.