Healthcare Science Week 2015

Healthcare Science Week 2015

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Healthcare Science Week 2015

Promoting the healthcare science workforce

Healthcare Science Week is an annual week-long programme designed to promote the amazing work of over 50 different healthcare science professions and highlight the difference they make to patients’ lives.

The week is a trusts’ chance to tell their local community and other health professionals first-hand about how science and technology is vital in modern patient care and changes lives for the better. It’s also an invaluable opportunity for existing healthcare science staff to inspire the next generation of healthcare science staff by promoting the new career structures in local schools and colleges.

Healthcare Science Week 2015

Healthcare Science Week 2015 will take place between 13 and 22 March 2015 during British Science Week.

NHS Careers have a new guide for Trusts and is available to download and has all the information they need to get involved, including:

  • suggested activities for the week
  • a mythbuster about healthcare science
  • a toolkit of information to use in schools and colleges
  • draft press releases and articles for internal communications
  • useful web links

And a new poster from NHS Employers will help publicise healthcare science careers locally.

Try your hand at genomics and bioinformatics

The run up to and during Healthcare Science Week are great opportunities to try out two new online courses on genomics and bioinformatics. Learn about the fundamentals of a person’s DNA – their genome – and discover the principles and practices of biological data, known as bioinformatics.

Available for anyone to take part in, the courses are accessible through the Health Education England website and everyone gets a certificate at the end!

Always a good time to sign as an ambassador!

Run by STEMNET, around 400 healthcare scientists across the country are signed up as NHS Healthcare Science Ambassadors and they say the role is great fun, rewarding and excellent for personal development and professional networking.

Read our leaflet or visit our healthcare science ambassadors web page to find out more, and sign up today!

Also please let NHS Employers know what you have planned for HCS week 2015 by emailing so they can publicise your activities nationally