We are very grateful for the support of the following organisations:

nhs-employersNHS Employers

NHS Employers is the recognised voice of employers in the NHS, supporting them to put patients first. We help employers make sense of current and emerging healthcare issues, provide the latest workforce thinking and expert opinion, and share knowledge and best practice. Our comprehensive range of guidance encourages positive change among the NHS workforce to provide the best service for patients, and is easily accessible via our high profile campaigns and resources. @NHSEmployers



WISE enables and energises people in business, industry and education to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). WISE individual members inspire girls to choose maths, physics and computing and WISE organisational members attract, retain, develop and progress female talent in their companies.

The WISE mission is gender parity in the UK’s scientific, technology and engineering workforce, from classroom to boardroom; we achieve this by:

  • Sharing insight and knowledge about the causes of and solutions to gender imbalance in STEM in the UK
  • Collaborating with and connecting WISE members to be THE leaders, role models and champions of gender balance
  • Amplifying impact through inspirational awards, events and campaigns



National School of Healthcare Science

The National School of Healthcare Science was established in October 2011 as part of the Modernising Scientific Careers programme.

The role of the School is to support the implementation and delivery of the healthcare science education and training programmes set out in Modernising Scientific Careers: The UK Way Forward published by the Department of Health.

The aim of the educational programmes is to train staff that will be able to work at the highest level in healthcare, understanding and advising on the most recent advances in science and technology, able to develop and innovate with a focus on enhanced patient care, and with flexibility and adaptability to work across multiple care pathways.

The School safeguards the delivery of high quality education and training for healthcare science and has established partnerships with professional bodies, royal colleges, universities, national and regional education and commissioning leads, as well as NHS establishments delivering the blended educational programmes.

The School supports education and training across the career framework, including 1,000 trainees on the NHS Scientist Training Programme and the Higher Specialist Scientist Training in over 600 training departments. It provides guidance and support to trainees on the Practitioner Training Programme, and support for the development of education programmes and apprenticeships for staff in earlier career stages.

Visit the National School of Healthcare Science website for more information


ahcs-logo-rgb-72dpiAcademy for Healthcare Science

The Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) brings together the UK’s diverse and specialised scientific community who work across the health and care system and the academic sector to speak with one clear voice. The Academy’s exists to:

· Provide one clear voice for healthcare science

· Influence and inform the health and care system on healthcare science and scientific services

· Provide engagement and support for wider strategic scientific initiatives

· Act as the overarching body for issues related to education, training and development,

including standards and quality assurance.