Tools, resources and shared learning

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02 / 7 / 2015 Midnight

This section brings together shared learning and resources to help you make the most out of your healthcare science workforce.

Find out how organisations are delivering scientific services differently and using innovation to improve patient care delivery. In addition, download some of our resources which provide you with an overview of developments across the Modernisation Scientfic Careers (MSC) programme. One in particular, Healthcare Science Education and Training: Explaining the Facts provides you with the background, developments and what's coming up in relation to MSC.

In this section:

Government policy and resources


Use these posters to help raise awareness of the many healthcare science careers available and the impact this part of the workforce has on patient care diagnosis and pathways. Use them to engage with your staff and help secure your future healthcare science workforce.

Healthcare Science Newsletter

Our healthcare science newsletter, issued quarterly, provides a helpful summary of the latest developments in MSC and other topical news for the healthcare science workforce. Read the Summer 2015 edition.

You can download earlier copies from our case studies and resources section. 

Shared learning 

Learn from the experiences of other organisations captured in a collection of case studies across the following themes: 

Delivering healthcare science services differently  

Healthcare science services in the community

Local promotion of healthcare science careers

Education and training development

Implementation of MSC

  • Achieving good quality healthcare science workforce data in ESR

Take our healthcare science quiz

Do you understand the true value that the healthcare science (HCS) workforce brings to your wider healthcare team, organisation and patients?  

This short, informative quiz is designed to test and remind the HR community of the scientific workforce and the opportunities it presents to transform the delivery of patient care.  

Workforce planning 

The healthcare science workforce planning tools were developed for the pathology, physiological sciences and physical science and engineering disciplines. They are designed to be used by staff responsible for collecting and analysing healthcare science workforce data to support employers with the healthcare science modernisation agenda. 

The tools which are currently under review, provide employers with a method for analysing the activity of the current healthcare science workforce and the services provided. They will enable you to simulate the workforce you require by modelling different scenarios for service delivery and help you understand the demand for scientific services and plan your healthcare science workforce accordingly.

You may also be interested in downloading a national self-assessment toolkit which has been designed to allow organisations to baseline their provision of seven day services. To access the toolkit, please register at the NHS Improving Quality website.   

NHS Employers ThinkFuture programme has produced three toolkits to support you with recruiting more young people into your organisations. Information and resources in these toolkits would be beneficial to healthcare science professionals who are recruiting managers, and proactive in promoting vacancies within the healthcare science field to secure the workforce of the future. These toolkits include free editable posters, social media graphics and information and guidance on how to make recruitment more accessible. View the toolkits here.


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