The higher education sector plays an important future role in development of the healthcare scientists of the future. That is why I, along with my team, have supported the development and establishment of the Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education.
Healthcare science is a diverse field and the Council will actively champion and promote a unified concept of healthcare science while also helping to support the influence of the higher education sector and influence developments in healthcare science education, research and innovation.
There is also a role for the Council to raise the profile of healthcare science with the general public and work to support young people in understanding the career opportunities available to them.
I look forward to supporting the on-going work of the Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education and working to help strengthen public understanding of the valuable contribution healthcare scientists make.
Professor Sue Hill OBE