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Healthcare Science

Higher Specialist Scientific Training HSST

HSST is a five-year work-based development programme for NHS employed Clinical Scientist registered healthcare science staff in readiness for a Consultant Clinical Scientist appointment. Training curricula are backed by Medical Royal Colleges, with Fellowship recognition as part of the exit award.

Updated  27-2-15

Information about HSST training programmes is available from the National School for Healthcare Science



At present there is no central funding for HSST training costs in Scotland. Candidates contemplating relocating to NHS Scotland employment and/or who are interested in joining HSST, should clarify such possibilities with their NHS Board employer as to whether there is support for the costs of training