Providing the scientific backbone of the NHS
With over 50,000 healthcare scientists working in the NHS and public health services, there are a range of opportunities to be a part of this under-represented workforce; they provide the scientific backbone of the NHS and their work underpins 80% of all diagnoses.
The role of the healthcare scientist stretches over more than 50 specialisms, which can be categorised into four groupings:
- Life Sciences – e.g. Clinical Immunology, Pathology
- Physiological Sciences e.g. Cardiac Physiology
- Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering e.g. Nuclear medicine
- Bioinformatics e.g. Computer science and Modelling
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System recognises the potential of harnessing this workforce to drive change and meet the health and care needs across 1.5 million people in the region and so have set up the Healthcare Science Council.