The School Report (December 2022)

Our newsletter is a quarterly report covering activities within the School, latest news, events, trainee projects and a variety of other resources for everyone working in and around healthcare science.

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Festive period opening times at the School​​​​​​​

Over the festive period the School’s opening times will be:

  • Monday 26th December – Closed
  • Tuesday 27th December – Closed
  • Wednesday 28th December – Friday 30th December – Reduced staff so responses may take longer than usual
  • Monday 2nd January – Closed
  • Tuesday 3rd January – Normal opening hours resume

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Click here to find out how to contact the National School

STP cohort 2023 applications open in January

We are working on recruitment and hope to finalise all dates very soon.

All the information about available posts and our guidance around the application process is available on our website in the STP applicants section.

Click here to sign up to receive email updates about recruitment to the 2023 STP cohort

Appeal for assessors for the Scientist Training Programme (STP) final assessment​​​​​​​

We are looking to expand our pool of assessors for the STP final assessment ahead of the Summer 2023 IACC.

The expected time commitment is 3 days maximum per interview panel, assessing 4 trainees per assessment diet plus one day training.

Participating as an assessor in the STP final assessment can be used as portfolio evidence for your continuing professional development professional body schemes.

Click here to find more information on becoming an assessor for the STP final assessment

School End Point Assessment service gets Ofqual recognition​​​​​​​

We are delighted to announce, as of the 27th September 2022 the National School of Healthcare Science is an Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) recognised End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our stakeholders, colleagues and apprentices for their ongoing support and co-operation.

New Clinical Data Science PgCert programme – applications now open ​​​​​​​

Health Education England have commissioned the University of Manchester to develop a flexible, postgraduate Clinical Data Science Programme in collaboration with the National School of Healthcare Science.

The Clinical Data Science Programme aims to empower healthcare professionals to apply data science in practice and translate data into patient benefit. The programme will comprise of modules that can be taken as standalone CPD units and which can be combined into a 60 credit Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Data Science.

The full Postgraduate Certificate programme will go live in the autumn of 2023 and applications to the University of Manchester for places on the programme are now open. To gain a place on the programme an application needs to be made to the University of Manchester.

HEE expects to fully fund a significant number of places on the PgCert. To gain an HEE-funded place, an additional application will also need to be made to HEE once the funded places applications open. Further details about when the funded places applications are to open will be published on the National School of Healthcare Science website, when they become available. In allocating places, we will aim to enable as widespread a representation of healthcare professional groups and roles as possible across the funded places.

Those wishing to be considered for a funded place will need to submit an application to both the University and HEE by Sunday 16th April 2023.

View further details about the PgCert programme on the University of Manchester website

Keep checking here for further details about HEE-funded places on the programme

Oliver McGowan Training on Learning Disability and Autism​​​​​​​

This newly-launched online training resource aims to ensure the health and care workforce have the right skills and knowledge to provide safe, compassionate and informed care to autistic people and people with a learning disability. The Oliver McGowan training comes in two tiers and is designed so all staff working across all CQC registered services receive the right level of training.

This innovative training has been developed from the beginning with expertise from people with a learning disability and from autistic people, as well as their families and carers, and its delivery has been led by Health Education England, NHS England, DHSC, Skills for Care and the Local Government Association.

Click this link to access the online training

Last updated on 13th December 2022

This publication is part of The School Report (2022)