Healthcare science training capacity survey

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27 / 2 / 2015 9.30am

Health Education England (HEE) and the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) have published an online survey designed to identify and assess opportunities for improvement across the healthcare science (HCS) training providers.

The survey has been developed by a focus group of senior HCS department/laboratory managers with input from the HEE Advisory Group for HCS. It has also been tested by a small number of HCS departments and been approved for use by the HCS Implementation Network Group.

What this means for employers

The survey has been designed to be completed by individual department/laboratory managers and service leads but does not collect any personal data. HEE and the CfWI ask that it is completed regardless of whether individuals train or have trainees. It shouldn't take longer than 30 minutes to complete and to make things easier, it would be helpful to have information to hand on your department's staffing, including numbers of full-time equivalent posts, time devoted to training, vacancies or frozen posts, temporary/agency staff and any upcoming retirements.

Benefits of completing the survey

The survey will help:

  • identify capacity, placement and other areas where training capacity could be improved
  • identify opportunities to investigate support for HCS training departments
  • help to promote a skilled, stable and sustainable HCS workforce
  • inform the decisions that HEE makes as part of its HCS workforce planning process

Employers have until 5.00 pm on Tuesday 31 March 2015 to complete the survey. You can also find out more and watch a short video by the deputy chief scientific officer.

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