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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Clinical scientist pre-registration training

Our postgraduate scientist trainee cohort includes Pre-registration Clinical Scientists and Practitioner-level (graduate) staff undertaking advanced-practice scientist development.

For Clinical Scientists, we commission around 20 supernumerary trainees annually to ensure that NHS Scotland has a direct entry pathway for able science applicants. Training involves either 3-year STP or an equivalent M-level programme.

Our postgraduate scientists cohort have a National Training Number and develop attributes on our Common core list.

All postgraduate scientist trainees are subject to Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) monitoring.

Appointments in Scotland

2022 intake opportunities will be posted here in Spring 2022. 

 

Healthcare Science theme / disciplines 2022 intake

 

 

Summary

 

 

Host NHS Board* 

 

 

Contact details

 

 

Scottish Medical Physics and 

Clinical Engineering Training 

Scheme: MEDICAL PHYSICS 

 

7+1

Grampian

Ayrshire & Arran

CLOSED

 

Scottish Medical Physics and 

Clinical Engineering Training 

Scheme: CLINICAL ENGINEERING 

 

2

Grampian

CLOSED
Reconstructive Science STP (OMFS Lab) 1

Glasgow

CLOSED
Biochemistry STP 3

Glasgow

CLOSED
Genomics/Molecular Pathology 4

Glasgow

CLOSED
Genomics/Molecular Pathology 1

Dundee

Advert Closes 24/5/2022
Reproductive Science

1

1

Glasgow

Edinburgh

CLOSED

Clinical Perfusion Science

2

Golden Jubilee, Clydebank

CLOSED

Genetics / Molecular Pathology

1

1

Genomics, Edinburgh

Molecular Pathology, Edinburgh

Advert  Closes 27/05/22

Genomics/Molecular Pathology

1

Aberdeen

Advert  closes 2-6-22

Further posts, cardiac science STP, to follow shortly       

 

*The Host NHS Board may be the trainee's employer, but training placements can be anywhere in Scotland, determined by service need. (+1 refers to service funded posts)

Find information for postgraduate trainees and supervisors on our HCS trainees community website.

Training details

Supernumerary clinical scientist trainees

NHS employed, commissioned in Scotland by NES. Trainees join a 3-year postgraduate-level scheme to develop competencies necessary to meet the Health and Care Professions Council requirements.

In-service trainees

May be directly supported by NHS Boards.

Recruitment in other parts of the UK is administered by the National School for Healthcare Science.

Assessment

On completion of training, registration as a clinical scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council is possible.

STP trainees 

Are subject to continuous assessment, recorded on the National School for Healthcare Science One File Tool. STP Trainees must complete specified rotations in their STP theme,  pass the relevant Clinical Science MSc and pass their Objective Final Structured Assessment.

Non-STP trainees 

Must demonstrate equivalence to STP learning outcomes by means of a portfolio and viva voce organised through the Academy for Healthcare Science. Alternative training pathways follow similar principles. These are organised by the Association of Clinical Scientists and the Institute of Biomedical Science.


Last updated: 17/03/2022

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