Our postgraduate scientist trainee cohort includes pre-registration Clinical Scientists and practitioner-level (graduate) staff undertaking advanced-practice scientist development.
For practitioners, NES Healthcare Science competitively selects around 30 in-service practitioner staff for postgraduate bursary awards on an annual basis to ensure that NHS Scotland has a pathway for able Healthcare Science practitioners to progress to advanced scientific practice. All postgraduate scientist trainees develop shared attributes within the four domains on our Common Core List (see below for further details). They are issued with a National Training Number, must provide us with a Training Plan and are subject to Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) monitoring.
See our Healthcare Science training website for further information on training, quality assurance and funding opportunities.
NES Healthcare Science can offer advice and support regarding initial applications for practitioners seeking equivalence recognition. Details of any current funding opportunities will be available on our Current Opportunities page. Please also see our Equivalence Routes and Support page or contact us at HCS@nes.scot.nhs.uk for further information.
Our Common Core List (CCL) identifies shared attributes for NHS scientists, across four domains:
The CCL does not specify the format, level or content of development within the domains. Instead, it challenges trainees to consider their wider development as future scientific leaders. Engagement with the CCL is central to the approval of NES postgraduate support.
Last updated: Wednesday, June 28, 2023