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Consultation responses

Below are the CHS responses to public consultations. We respond to consultations relevant to our remit and we reflect the collated responses of our members.

CHS has responded jointly to the Health Education England Research and Innovation Strategy with the following organisations: Association of UK University Hospitals; Dental Schools Council; Pharmacy Schools Council; and the Medical Schools Council
6/17/2014 4:10 AM
CHS AHCS Proposed Standards of Proficiency for Healthcare Science Practitioners.pdfCHS AHCS Proposed Standards of Proficiency for Healthcare Science Practitioners
Within this response, CHS supports the Academy for Healthcare Science’s proposed standards of proficiency for healthcare science practitioners.
3/25/2014 10:51 AM
The Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education has responded jointly with the Medical Schools Council, Pharmacy Schools Council, and the Dental Schools Council to the REF Open Access consultation.
10/28/2013 9:44 AM
Response to Call for Advice: Open Access and Submissions to the Research Excellence Framework.

The CHS’s response to HEFCE’s call for advice on open access highlights the need to ensure that the use of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) as a driver to increase open access avoids unintended consequences for institutions.
6/11/2013 4:16 AM
Department of Health, Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order 2013.

The CHS’s response supports the suggestion that indemnity arrangements provided by employers are sufficient to meet the requirements of the draft order. However, there is a need to clarify how the draft order will respond to the variety of sectors that employ healthcare professionals.
6/11/2013 4:15 AM
The CHS welcomes the proposal to establish a new Standard of Education and Teaching which introduces Patient and Public Engagement in the design and delivery of HCPC accredited courses.

The response states there is a need for engagement to make a valued contribution to the delivery of healthcare courses and this should be pursued in a sustainable way that avoids tokenism.
6/11/2013 4:08 AM
The CHS welcomed the proposed changes to the NHS Constitution and its aim to highlight how the NHS will meet the increasing expectations of both the public and patients.

While the strengthened NHS constitution pledges a responsibility to create a supportive working culture, the response highlights the importance of clarifying who holds this responsibility.
6/11/2013 4:07 AM
The CHS’s response to Health Education England’s strategic intent document reinforces the importance of continuous professional development throughout the career of a healthcare scientist. The development of programmes to support and accredit work-based trainers is particularly positive and it is necessary for the role of the trainer to be clearly articulated in a job description.
6/11/2013 4:07 AM