NHS Higher Specialist Scientist Training

If you are a registered and experienced clinical scientist, you may be interested in training to become a consultant healthcare scientist.

Consultant healthcare scientists improve patient care by applying their specialist scientific skills.

What does the training scheme involve?

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What opportunities are there?

It can be possible to find posts in:

Click on the boxes below to find out more about each area and find out more about the different healthcare science roles.

How do I get a place?

There are two ways to get on to an HSST programme:

How do I apply?

Applications are made in spring, for entry later the same year.

Please note that the following dates are provisional. For the very latest information about important dates, please check the National School of Healthcare Science website

For 2018 entry, the recruitment window is due to open at 13:00 on Monday 19 March 2018.

Direct entry applicants must submit their completed application form by no later than 17:00 on Monday 16th April 2018.  

In service applicants must submit their application form by 17:00 on Friday 4th May 2018.  

No late applications will be accepted.

Find out more about HSST and apply through the National School of Healthcare Science website

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