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Safe, Accurate and Effective: An Action Plan for Healthcare Science in NHSscotland

DescriptionAction Plan for Healthcare Science
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2007
Website Publication DateNovember 26, 2007


ISBN 978 0 7559 5376 9
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Foreword by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-being

Chapter 1: Healthcare science today
Who are healthcare scientists?
How are healthcare scientists regulated?
What is the NHSScotland career framework?
How do healthcare scientists network?
Healthcare scientists - the next steps

Chapter 2: Healthcare science tomorrow
Healthcare science visibility and engagement
Involvement, engagement with referrers to HCS services and communication
The shift toward community-centred healthcare
Life sciences
Physiological sciences
Physical sciences
Leadership capacity within healthcare science
Improvement, role development and diagnostic waits
Role development
Diagnostic waits
New technology: service impact and adoption strategies
Encouraging healthcare science networks
Education and training of healthcare scientists
Healthcare scientist assistant practitioners and support workers
Healthcare scientists working in isolated situations
Continuing professional development
Research, development and innovation

Chapter 3: Conclusion


Action plan