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Healthcare Science Annual Event, 70th Anniversary of the NHS Celebrating Achievement - Building Influence Thursday 28 June 2018

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9.30    Registration / Refreshments / Networking

10.00  Chair's Welcome
           Karen Stewart, Healthcare Science Officer, Scottish Government

10.15  Advancing Healthcare Award Contributors
NHS Fife:  NHS Fife Rapid Near Patient Flu Testing in Fife
            Lisa Logan, Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist
            Stephen McGlashan, Microbiology Service Manager
            Dr Mairiead MacLennan, BMS Professional Manager (Quality & Training)

            NHS Tayside:  Audiologist Directed MRI Referral to Exclude Vestibular Schwannoma 
            Caroline Rae, Vestibular Audiologist

            NHS National Services Scotland:  Implementation of Whole Genome Sequencing in
            Microbiology Reference Services
            Professor Matthew Holden, Professor of Bacterial Genomics, Health Protection Scotland /
            University of St Andrews

            NHS Highland:  A Free and Accessible Virtual Reality Experience to Prepare
            Paediatric Patients for MRI
            Dr Jonathan Ashmore, Clinical Scientist

11.35    Workshop Sessions - National Initiatives

11.40    Workshop Session 1*

             1.  Atlas Work / Realistic Medicine Programme

             2.  Shared Services Clinical Engineering Programme

             3.  Networking for Physiological Sciences

             4.  Laboratory Shared Services and Regional Working - In it together, a National
regional focus 

12.40    Lunch / Poster Exhibition / Networking

13.30    Workshop Session 2*

             5.  Patient Group Directives (PGDs)

             6.  Quality Improvement in Action 

             7.  Point of Care Testing - What has that got to do with me?

             8.  SHCS Forum / AHCS
                  One Voice Scotland   

14.30    Chair:  Sarah Smith, Healthcare Science Professional Lead, NHS Lothian

              Workshop Feedback
Sarah Smith

14.50    Keynote Speaker
Emeritus Professor Peter Sharp OBE
              Department of Biomedical Physics, University of Aberdeen

15.20    Poster Prizes and Closing Reflections
Professor Brendan Cooper, President, The Academy for Healthcare Science & Sarah Smith

15.45    Close of Event 
             Refreshments / Networking


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