The School conducted a review of the design and delivery of the Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) between October and November 2019; publication has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Currently there are over 20 universities delivering healthcare science programmes to over 1000 students and apprentices. The review provided the opportunity for all major stakeholders to share their views on the strengths and weaknesses of the programme, and their thoughts on improvements to the design and structure of PTP to enhance delivery and effectiveness in training healthcare science practitioners. Next steps are to work with stakeholders to implement where possible the recommendations identified from the survey and to ensure any changes to the programme meet current best practice, healthcare science workforce needs, the Healthcare Science Strategy and the NHS People Plan and Long-Term Plan.
Finally, Graham Wilson, Training Programme Director for undergraduate and apprenticeships would like to thank all stakeholders and colleagues in Health Education England for their support.