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What we do

The School implements the NHS healthcare science training programmes and quality assures the training and delivery.

Our functions are:

  • Implementation of the National Assessment Strategy, including:
    • Provision of a national e-portfolio service
    • Monitoring of trainee progress
    • Assisting trainees in difficulty
    • Development of Objective Structured Final Assessments (OSFAs) in partnership with Professional Bodies
    • Awarding of the Certificate of Completion of the work based training programme
  • Provision of a national Train the Trainer Strategy
  • Responsible for annual national recruitment to the STP
  • Liaison with Universities and NHS departments providing the training to ensure compatible delivery of the programmes
  • Delivery of National Quality Assessment Management Programme including accreditation of all departments delivering work based training
  • Advice on curricula development and review
  • Working with the national commissioner on workforce planning and provision
  • Liaise and work in partnership with the Academy for Healthcare Science