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Healthcare Science

Leadership and early career work

Leadership development of healthcare science staff is an important component of professional development. Wherever possible we have utilised generic training materials developed for other NHS professions by NES.

Updated 13-06-19

Foundation in Leadership (previously Early Career): junior staff just starting out.

Our Foundation in Leadership programme introduces leadership and management issues and is intended to foster a 'future leaders' mindset.  Delivered as part of a cohort, it involves four one-day sessions over several months.

Foundation in Leadership staff are: registered Practitioner-level staff with up to a maximum of 3 years post registration experience; Clinical Scientist trainees at year 3 or 4 or those registered and at very early post registration; and those HCS staff supported by NES via the Postgraduate Scientist Common Core List awards


Refreshing Leadership leadership: more senior HCS staff

Refreshing Leadership is for colleagues who are beyond the HCS Early Career stage and perhaps beginning to acquire some managerial responsibilities, are involved in local HCS committees, or participate in other NHS Board groups. Refreshing Leadership articulates with Early Career.  A key purpose behind the programme is to foster some self-development through action learning and to 'take the lead' in running the final Open Session


Register and apply via NES Portal. Search for the course you want under face-to-face learning...  Guide

Alternatively, contact us a HCS@nes.scot.nhs.uk if you are interested in a programme in you Health Board area. 

Further Leadership, mentoring and managment programme opportunities are available at the NES Knowledge Network Leadership Portal  and at TURAS LEARN