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Healthcare Science postgraduate trainees - Common Core List

Our postgraduate scientist trainee cohort includes Pre-registration Clinical Scientists and Practitioner-level (graduate) staff undertaking advanced-practice scientist development. For Practitioners, we competitively select around 30 in-service Practitioner staff for NES awards annually to ensure that NHS Scotland has a pathway for able HCS Practitioners to progress to advanced scientific practice. Our postgraduate scientists cohort have a National Training Number and develop attributes on our Common Core List.

Updated 01-05-2017

Postgraduate Scientist Training Awards 2017    CLOSES 26th April 2017

2017 applications being processed decisions: expected late May/early June.


2017 postgraduate support for HCS Practitioners seeking STP Equivalence 

Details of NES support of AHCS applications for equivalence recognition: here

NOTE: NES support for equivalence applications will be discontinued at the end of March 2018

Our Common Core List (CCL) identifies shared attributes for NHS scientists, across four domains: scientific practice; leadership and management; safety and improvement; the future. CCL does not specify  format, level or content of development within the domains. Instead, it challenges trainees to consider their wider development as a future scientist-leaders. Engagement with CCL is central for approval of NES postgraduate support.

Common Core List Pdf poster

Research: A range of short courses on aspects of research methods, data handling, statistics etc  from Clinical Research Training for Scotland 

HCPC: Applicants interested in using their postgtraduate development to apply for a Certificate of Equivalence via the Acdemy for Healthcare Science should also see our Clinical Scientists webpage  

Examples of Common Core list work, our annual postgraduate survey and Information for Postgraduate trainees and supervisors is available at our HCS Trainees community website