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. All postgraduate scientist trainees are subject to Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) monitoring.
NES can advise/critique initial applications for equivalence recognition. We cannot support financially application costs: details of our previous scheme includes an outline of the non-financial element of our support and the process we recommend.
Our Common Core List (CCL) identifies shared attributes for NHS scientists, across four domains:
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.
Last updated: 24/09/2020