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Healthcare Science

Clinical Physiologists

Since the introduction of the NES Healthcare Science work stream, our strategy for Clinical Physiology has been to direct support to NHS service.

Updated 01-05-2017

2017  Support to NHS Boards for pre-registration trainees Year 1: application window to NES support scheme now closed. Boards interested in placing trainees should contact GCU or QMU directly.

A Clinical Physiology programme in Scotland is available from Glasgow Caledonian University with Glasgow Kelvin College of Further Education. The programme involves block release of salaried NHS practitioner-level trainees. The programme is largely work-based with 2 days/week term-time academic contact. The practitioner programme is 4 years in duration and covers audiology, cardiac, neuro and respiratory physiology training. Intakes from 2015 onward are eligible to join on graduation the Academy for Healthcare Science PTP accredited register as the programme is recognised for PTP equivalence.

Some audiology training is offered at Queen Margaret University including: a 2 year fast-track postgraduate pre-registration masters route, which is not NES-funded, and a work-based assistant practitioner programme for HCPC Hearing Aid Dispenser.


At present Clinical Physiology practitioners are not subject to statutory regulation

Practitinoer-level clinical physiologists may register with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiology OR with the Academy for Healthcare Science Practitioner Register