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Forthcoming Events

AHCS Healthcare Science Study Day

Friday 09 November 2018

The Studio, Glasgow

Deadline for registering: Friday 19 October 2018

AHCS Healthcare Science Study Day Friday 09 November 2018

Registration for this Event is now closed, for further details please contact the NES Conference Team on 0131 656 3215/3216/4378 or

The Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) is delighted to be back in Scotland for its second AHCS Study Day (North), supported by NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

We look forward to welcoming healthcare science colleagues from Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland to this exciting one-day event.

Although aimed at our registrants, the event is also available to all healthcare scientists who want to know more about what we do to support our professions’ development.

Aims of the day:

  • Hear about the latest developments that the Academy and NES are undertaking
  • Influence the work that the Academy does going forward
  • Meet colleagues to catch-up, share experiences and join new networks
  • Explore key issues in more detail through workshops such as: the applicants’ view of the STP equivalence process; what makes for a strong STP equivalence portfolio; and the new Academy and Scottish Forum initiative for Healthcare Science to promote One Voice activity

In response to your feedback, we have extended the workshops this year to allow more time to cover the issues that affect you directly.

Workshops will be led by AHCS and NES staff, members of the healthcare science workforce or academia, and those who have been through an AHCS equivalence process or who are AHCS assessors.

There will also be a refresher session for our latest cadre of AHCS assessors to hear about the latest developments, discuss principles and techniques for ensuring fair and consistent assessment, and share experiences – by invitation only.

Confirmed contributors include: Professor Brendan Cooper, Consultant Clinical Scientist and President of the AHCS; David Bennett, Director of Quality, AHCS; John Colvin, Head of Service, WESTMARC and Chair of the Scottish Forum for Healthcare Science; Dr Robert Farley, Healthcare Science Programme Director, NHS Education for Scotland; Dr Elaine Jenkins, Head of Standards, AHCS

A certificate of participation will be sent to delegates after the event.

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Who Should Attend?

For AHCS registrants; members of the healthcare science workforce who are committed to education and training, and professional development of themselves and others; and for healthcare science managers to learn more about the work of the AHCS. Colleagues from North East and North West England and Northern Ireland are welcome to attend.