HSST Monthly Memo (May 2024)

The HSST Monthly Memo includes the latest programme updates, events and key resources for HSST trainees and supervisors.

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Information for trainees

Volunteer to contribute to HSST induction 2024

We are looking for trainee volunteers to represent the HSST at our 2024 induction day for new trainees. The event will take place on Wednesday 9 October in central Manchester.

We are looking for volunteers for the following roles:


We are looking for a couple of trainees to take on the role of host during the day. Hosts will be responsible for introducing the sessions and the guest speakers.

Panel chair

During the day we are planning several panel sessions with guest speakers. We are looking for panel chairs to field questions from the audience and keep the sessions progressing.

Panel member

We are hosting a session with a panel of trainees. We are looking for panel members to provide advice to new trainees and answer questions from the audience.

This is a fantastic opportunity for trainees to develop their public speaking skills and support the new intake starting in October. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and your travel expenses will be covered by the School.

If you would like to volunteer for a role at induction please email us at with the role title you’d like to volunteer for and why you are well suited to the role.


Information for trainees and supervisors

Sign up for our next Sharing Good Practice webinar: Approaches to the delivery of the STP

The next webinar in our Sharing Good Practice series will be on approaches to the delivery of the STP and will take place on Wednesday 22 May at 10am.

Find out more and sign up for the ‘Approaches to the delivery of the STP’ webinar (expired link)

View a recording of our recent Sharing Good Practice webinar on AI in training and clinical practice

The first webinar in our Sharing Good Practice series, on AI in training and clinical practice, took place on Tuesday 30 April 2024.

View a recording of the AI in training and clinical practice webinar

Expressions of interest now open for new Respiratory Science and Sleep Medicine training programmes

Expressions of Interest are now open for employers to request places on the 2024 intake of both the PG Cert in Sleep Medicine and the Graduate Diploma in Respiratory Science programmes.

Find out more about funding, expressions of interest and timelines

Webinar to launch the new pathway for the Neurophysiology STP in Interoperative Neuromonitoring

We are very pleased to announce that the new pathway for the Neurophysiology STP in Interoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) will be launched with a webinar on Friday 14 June at 12:30pm.

This curriculum provides a specialist route in Interoperative Neuromonitoring through the Neurophysiology STP. At the webinar Lead Editor Rachel Hutchings will discuss the benefits of the new curricula and STP Training Programme Director EMma Bowers will talk through the steps to hosting a trainee on this pathway in your department.

Find out how to join the launch webinar

Calling all parents working in the NHS – Apply now for the Leaders Plus NHS Fellowship

Too often, parents feel they must choose between an ambitious career and enjoying their young children.

The 6-month Leaders Plus NHS Fellowship, which is accredited by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM), provides the expertise and support to help you find your own path to fulfilment at work and at home.

As part of the programme, you’ll get expert career development support, group coaching, a supportive network of peers and practical support to overcome work/life hurdles.

The Fellowship is accessible to clinical and non-clinical colleagues from any specialty. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is generously part funding 10 spaces.

You can attend a mix of online and face-to-face sessions to suit you best and the rough time commitment is about half a day a month.

Email Jo Denoris at if you have any questions.

Visit the LeadersPlus website to find out more

Technical Assessor opportunities with UKAS

Are you passionate about diagnostic services and ensuring the accuracy of medical results? Join UKAS as an independent Technical Assessor, alongside your existing role, helping to make a difference in quality of diagnostic services.

United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is seeking dedicated Technical Assessors to support the delivery of robust assessments in various clinical settings, including medical laboratories, diagnostic imaging services, physiological services and medical physics/clinical engineering services. By joining UKAS, you’ll play a crucial role in upholding confidence in diagnostic services and results and elevating levels of patient care.

As a Technical Assessor with UKAS, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Expand your skills and expertise in your field.
  • Enhance your career alongside an existing role on a third-party contractual basis.
  • Drive levels of quality and patient outcomes in your area of expertise.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of UKAS processes and the standards to which UKAS assess. This is beneficial as both a personal CPD activity and to bring new expertise into the service where you work.

UKAS are looking for individuals with:

  • Rigorous technical/clinical knowledge in their field.
  • Understanding of relevant business systems and processes.
  • Proficiency in quality assurance and quality management principles.
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to provide accurate reporting and empathetic feedback.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact UKAS’s Talent Acquisition Manager, Andy Green on

Discover more about working as a Technical Assessor with UKAS and apply for this exciting opportunity


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Last updated on 30th May 2024

This publication is part of HSST Monthly Memo (2024)