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Healthcare Science National Conference: NDP 2015 - Contribution is Key

19 June 2015

COSLA, Edinburgh

Deadline for registering: Monday 01 June 2015

Healthcare Science National Conference: NDP 2015 - Contribution is Key 19 June 2015

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

Important Travel Information
Please note that Scotrail are undertaking major rail works between Saturday 30 May and Sunday 26 July which may effect your journey.  Please check the Scotrail website for further details: Further details can also be found in the resources section of the conference website.


Our 2015 National Event for Healthcare Science runs with the strap line NDP 2015 "Contribution is Key". Why? 5% of the NHS workforce are healthcare scientists and are involved in 80% of all diagnostics and treatments. So, the contribution the healthcare science workforce makes can shape and influence future services. Our event is a great opportunity to network, learn from other areas of scientific service delivery, and to engage in conversation around the National Delivery Plan for Healthcare Science and areas of policy. Above all, it is a collective opportunity to celebrate and recognise the work of healthcare science colleagues in NHS Scotland. 

Our speakers and workshops will discuss working at strategic level, and will include Michael Kellett, Director of Healthcare Strategy with the Scottish Government and our national leads. The programme includes National Strategy with David Holland from Keele University, Project Lead at the Keele University benchmarking service, and Dr Sarah L Mitchell, Programme Manager,  AHP National Delivery Plan, and  Angela Cowan GE healthcare Finnamore who will be speaking on – the 2 year on experience of the AHP National Delivery Plan. 

We will have a patient story of how Healthcare Science is central to, and contributed to a patient journey. Ishbel Gall, Chair of the Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology, will speak about "hidden evidence" found only after death.



Contribution is Key

What innovative ways of working have been pioneered? What local service improvements merit wider dissemination? We really want to hear about your contribution to the patient journey and how your good practice has impacted the patient pathway or experience, and what difference this has made for patients in your care.

All that is needed is an A1 poster submission containing a 200 word abstract and outlining the "why", the "how" and importantly the subsequent "what" improvement. This is a test both of service improvement and visual communication of the work. There is no application form.

Design your poster and send us a PDF file of it by 1 June 2015 to  

Remember to also register yourself and bring your poster to our event on the day – simple.