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Nominations are open for the 2021 Chief Scientific Officer Shirley Fletcher Apprenticeship Award

Last updated: 4th June 2021

At a time when the NHS is facing one of its biggest workforce challenges ever, apprenticeships are an important opportunity for employers to provide an effective means of developing the skills of their workforce to order to deliver a safe and efficient health service to their communities. Healthcare Science has long recognised the benefits of training apprentices for the HCS support workforce.

The Shirley Fletcher CSO Apprenticeship Award has been established to recognise and commemorate her significant contribution to this work. The judges will be looking for apprentices who have shown a passion and commitment for healthcare science, demonstrating an ability to engage with learning whilst in employment, with a particular focus on patient-centred care and the contribution of science to health.

Please send your nomination form for this award to england.cso@nhs.net by Friday 18 June 2021.