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Healthcare ScientistsLeading Science in Health
East Midlands SHA
The NHS is facing increasing pressuresQuarter more over 85s by 2015 The cost of new drugs is increasing
Diseases of modern lifestyles Rising consumer expectations
Innovation and TechnologyThings are changing and new technologies are emerging………….
Imaging The Smart Band Aid
Engineering Structural Tissues
Healthcare scientists - a unique role
Work at the interface of basic science & clinical practice, initiating research to answer a clinical needAdvance science & technology leading to new diagnostic or therapeutic interventionsGenerate and develop new ideas & knowledgeCapture research outcomes and translate discoveries into practiceInnovate to drive quality and productivity in delivery;Ideal position to introduce technologies to benefit patients.
National Lead Scientist Programme
•DH funding for SHA Lead Scientists
•Secondment of scientists 2 days per week
•Already have professional networks with SHA Lead’s for AHP’s, pharmacists, audiologists
•National Lead Scientist group meets monthly at the DH
Tony Gibson (interim) •Leadership, strategic
direction, and influencefor healthcare scientistsacross the StrategicHealth Authorities
• Promote improvements inquality and productivitythrough the adoption ofinnovative scientifictechnologies andPractices
• Networking and chairing
• Facilitating healthcarescientists’ engagementwith Liberating the NHSWhite Paper consultationexercises.
Healthcare scientists leading change - healthcare beyond 2020
East Midlands HCS Networks
Local TrustSherwood Forest
The vision for healthcare scienceTo have a world class workforce that :
• Raises the profile and awareness of contribution of
scientific services to improving outcomes
• Are active contributors to science in health and
• Continually evaluates clinical practice and care
• Delivers excellence in knowledge creation, innovation
and service improvement
• Has the right skills and capabilities working in new
and innovative roles to deliver high quality care
• Works in partnerships with patients and other
professionals, including as clinical leaders
What is the future for Healthcare Science?
Achieving patient-centred outcomesChanges in the way we deliver diagnostic interventions and therapies. Become professional leadersMotivate othersThe establishment of healthcare science networksDriving innovation in service deliveryEncouraging engagement in Modernising Scientific Careers
Healthcare Science Events-Get Involved
How Can we achieve the vision?
Create and refresh networks Get involved Accept changing culturesDrive change Become leadersWe need to work together
Scientists have more recognition and influence amongst policy makers within the NHS than ever before but we do need more expertise and leadership from within our ranks to shape our future. There are opportunities and we need to engage with them.