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Mar 23
Expression of Interest for delivery of ASP in Reproductive Science

​The Expression of Interest document for the delivery of the underpinning academic programme for the Accredited Scientific Practice (ASP) Programmes in Reproductive Science is now available.

Responses can be made through the contacts listed in the document.

It can be accessed here:

Expression of Interest

Mar 16
PRESS RELEASE New publication demonstrates the impact of healthcare science research

A new publication showcasing the extraordinary contribution of healthcare science research is today published by the Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education.

The Impact of Healthcare Science Research contains examples of world-leading research submitted to the recent Research Excellence Framework. The significant range of submitted research demonstrates the breadth of healthcare science, encompassing work in areas from primary care to engineering. That range can be seen in this publication, which draws attention to both a discipline which is crucial for the continued excellence of UK healthcare and to the researchers producing such innovative work.

The Research Excellence Framework measured the success of healthcare science research; this publication showcases the real stories behind it. For example:

  • Sexual health research into female genital mutilation (FGM) at Coventry University led to targeted interventions and significant international reach. The researchers in involved have become sources of expertise on FGM, informing government policy and future research priorities in this harmful practice.
  • A new approach in auto-transfusion, developed at the University of Strathclyde, has increased the efficiency of recycling the patient's blood during complex surgery, greatly reducing the amount of donor blood required and in turn making donations go much further.
  • At Cardiff University a new assessment has been developed for capturing a patient's self-reported outcomes in relation management of a chronic wound. This systematic approach has led to empowering patients in healthcare decision-making and shown the need for tools which are meaningful to patients. The assessment is now used world-wide.

 

Professor Wendy Purcell, Chair of the Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education, said:

'A great strength of healthcare science is that practitioners can work both in cutting-edge research and in patient-facing roles. The Impact of Healthcare Science Research focuses on the former, the incredible research going on in universities across the UK, collaborating with international partners and Industry, but it also shows that the work is ultimately about patients. In many cases the research came about through this direct contact that healthcare scientists can have with those they treat. Better understanding of the roles that patients can have in their treatment is a common theme and essential for the future of healthcare.

'Healthcare scientists are crucial for the health of the population and the economy, and I am proud to present this publication as evidence of that.'

The Impact of Healthcare Science Research can be accessed here:

The Impact of Healthcare Science

Also released today is the Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education Strategic Plan, which outlines the vision and mission of the Council within the healthcare science sector and beyond.

The Strategic Plan can be accessed here:

Strategic Plan

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Notes for editors:

  1. The Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education (CHS) brings together the collective interests and views of academic healthcare science across the UK and aims to act as a unified voice for academic healthcare science. For further information about the work of the Medical Schools Council, see www.councilofhealthcarescience.ac.uk.
  2. For more information on this press release, please contact Edward Knight, Communications and Website Officer, on 020 7419 5427, or edward.knight@medschools.ac.uk.
Mar 16
Flyer for teachers and students

​This flyer is a resource for teachers and students which explains healthcare science, the diversity and fun of the healthcare science degree, and the value of the degree in terms of future employment.

It is designed to introduce the discipline of healthcare science, doing so with examples of currently studying students and of working heatlhcare scientists.

Flyer: Have you ever considered a healthcare science degree?

Nov 21
Advancing Healthcare Awards 2015 launched

​​These annual awards are organised by Chamberlain Dunn and are UK wide awards to recognise and reward projects and professionals that lead innovative healthcare practice and make a real difference to the lives of patients in the healthcare science and allied health professions.

Nominations are now open and the deadline is 17:00, Monday 26 January 2015. Further information can be found via the awards website and this brochure.

Oct 15
Master's in Genomic Medicine – Invitation to tender announced

Interested HEIs can now submit tenders through the procurement portal

Health Education England (HEE), in partnership with Genomics England, NHS England and Public Health England, is seeking to commission higher education institutions (HEIs) to deliver a Master’s programme in Genomic Medicine.

The MSc will form part of HEE’s Genomics Education Programme for NHS health professionals. Further details on the MSc can be found on the HEE MSc Genomic Medicine pages.

As of 8 October 2014, prospective tendering HEIs can view full procurement details and download all tender documentation through the electronic procurement portal.

Sep 03
Invitation to Tender

Health Education West Midlands (HEWM) seeks to procure a consortium of education providers, including other bodies, such as, Medical Royal Colleges, Professional Bodies and other partners, to deliver the doctoral level award that will underpin all Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) programmes, as part of the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) programme. 

Further details on the HSST programme can be found in the document Scaling the Heights: An overview of Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) in Healthcare Science.  

Prospective tenderers can view full procurement details and download all tender documentation through the electronic procurement portal accessible here.

Aug 26
HEE Academic Masters in Genomic Medicine information day announced

​Health Education England (HEE), in partnership with Genomics England (GeL), NHS England (NHSE) and Public Health England (PHE), is holding an open information day on 3 September 2014 in preparation for a new Masters programme in Genomic Medicine.

The programme is an exciting opportunity for higher education institutions (HEIs) to engage with and support the delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project and the transformation of the health system by educating NHS healthcare professionals to meet future changes in patient care.

The open information day for interested HEIs will be held on 3 September 2014, 11am to 2pm, at the HEE Boardroom, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5BH.

To register your attendance, email tom.clayton@nhs.net with details of your organisation and names of attendees.

For more information about the Genomics Education Programme, please visit www.genomicseducation.org.uk.

Jul 30
Documents from July HSST pre-tender briefing

Health Education West Midlands (HEWM) hosted a pre-tender briefing event for Higher Education Institutions on the Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme (HSST) on the 16th July 2014. This is a is a five-year workplace-based training programme supported by an underpinning doctoral-level academic programme and, where appropriate, Royal College qualifications. Documents from the briefing event can be found here:

Presentations from the day

A log of questions and answers

A list of attendees

For further information, please contact Raj Sunner, Health Education West Midlands, Rajeev.Sunner@wm.hee.nhs.uk.

Jul 03
Pre-tender briefing on Higher Specialist Scientist Programme

​The Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme (HSST) is a five-year workplace-based training programme supported by an underpinning doctoral-level academic programme and, where appropriate, Royal College qualifications.

Health Education West Midlands (HEWM) is hosting a pre-tender briefing event for Higher Education Institutions on the HSST on the 16th July 2014. The briefing will offer an opportunity for interested parties to be updated on HSST and to ask questions of clarification, prior to release of the tender. More information can be found via the following document.

HSST Briefing Event Invite

Jun 17
Joint consultation response to HEE

​CHS has responded jointly to the Health Education England Research and Innovation Strategy with the following organisations:

 

 

The consultation can be accessed here:
AUKUH-CHS-DSC-MSC-PhSC response to HEE R&I Strategy

More consultation responses can be found here

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