healthcare scientist

healthcare scientist

A broad, generic term for any of the workers in the NHS who carry out an array of vital healthcare-related duties, playing a major part in providing health services in diagnostics, therapeutics and rehabilitation engineering, and who are often at the cutting edge of technological advances and innovation.

Healthcare scientists work in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare, in both the NHS and private healthcare. The 40-plus job titles are grouped into three main sections, based primarily on the underlying branch of science from which they originate: life sciences, physical sciences, and physiological sciences, with pay bands defined under the Agenda for Change initiative ranging from 2/3 to 9.
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A HEALTHCARE scientist has received acclaim for an pioneering project to improve patient care.
A former healthcare scientist, Ian Cumming, who has 25 years' experience in the NHS, is moving from the same position at NHS North Lancashire in early June.
Latest recruits include Debbie Sandford, who has taken up a post as audit administrator; documenting clerk Brenda Parsons and assistant healthcare scientist Ning You.
The retired healthcare scientist said the gift was a way of saying thank you for a banana handed to her by the Queen Mother when she was four years old.
Matthias Reumann, healthcare scientist and technical leader of the project, IBM Research.
Healthcare scientist, Dr Jonathan Reeves, from The Royal London's clinical physics clinical academic unit, said: "By the end of the two years, we hope to have a tested thermal device ready to be trialled within a large scale clinical study.
Healthcare scientist Steve Cotterill said the equipment would also avoid a lot of repetitive strain injuries suffered in the department as, with the old equipment, staff had to spend up to three hours a day manually working the machine.
Anne Burge, a neuro-physiologist healthcare scientist based at City Hospital in Birmingham, was made an MBE for her services to physiological sciences.
Sara Caldicott was pipped at the post for the title of Young Healthcare Scientist of the Year at a gala dinner in London.
Chief scientific officer Sue Hill said: "These awards celebrate the tremendous achievements of the healthcare scientist workforce highlighting the skills and talents of a workforce that often prefers to remain in the background.
Neurophysiology Healthcare Scientist, City Hospital, Birmingham.
INNOVATIVE: Healthcare scientist across the country will be opening their departments to school and college students to give talks and lectures on the vital and innovative work they do

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