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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 26-06-18

Early career: junior staff just starting out.

Our Early Career 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.

Early career 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

Early Career   - Information on the 2018 series will be posted later in the year

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

Refreshing Leadership 
2018/2019 Dates
Aberdeen Module A - 23rd October 2018 
  Module B - 29th November 2018
  Module C - 15th January 2019
  Module D - 19th February 2019
Edinburgh Module A - 2nd November 2018
  Module B - 17th December 2018
  Module C - 14th January 2019
  Module D - 7th February 2019
Glasgow Module A - 9th November 2018
  Module B - 7th December 2018
  Module C - 24th January 2019
  Module D - 25th February 2019

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


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