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Healthcare Science Postgraduate Scientist Trainees in NHSScotland - Quality management of your training - why does it matter?

Friday 05 February 2016

COSLA, Edinburgh


Deadline for registering: Thursday 28 January 2016


Healthcare Science Postgraduate Scientist Trainees in NHSScotland - Quality management of your training - why does it matter? Friday 05 February 2016

NHS Education for Scotland invites healthcare science postgraduate scientist trainees and supervisors to your fourth national event.  This year’s focus is on the quality management of postgraduate training for our diverse postgraduate scientist community.  The kernel of our day is the contribution science makes to patients and the public, but set in the context of real challenges faced by our NHS.  We include workshops that cover the NES approach to HCS quality management; the development of national training numbering for postgraduates; an exploration of challenges and approaches to establishing rotations and electives; and some generic ideas in a joint workshop from ACS and AHCS on preparing a postgraduate-level portfolio submission.  The day include keynote speakers giving an insight into strategic challenges, innovation and their career journey – how they got to their senior role.  Your future contribution to the challenges faced by the NHS will depend on preparation now, and being proactive in seeking out personal development.

Our shared framework for postgraduate scientist development is the NES Common Core List, which highlights key attributes to nurture in postgraduate scientific staff.  Regardless of identity, specialty or destination, today’s event is an opportunity to hear about that development.

Posters and Prizes

Science is about communication.  Today’s event is a great way to tell colleagues about any aspect of your work as a scientist, perhaps where you have led a project, been involved in some service improvement or introduced a new techique.  Explain why it is important and the benefit.  Individual submission prizes of £200 towards CPD support, or £700 for joint submissions up to 3 trainees.

Prize winners will be exhibited on the NES website as exemplars.

Our event is free with complimentary lunch.

Who Should Attend?

Healthcare Science postgraduate trainees and their supervisors