Call for abstracts: NHS R&D North West Let’s Talk Research Conference

NHS R&D North West are holding a Let’s Talk Research – Building Community conference on 14 September 2017 and would like to invite researchers to submit abstracts for presentations and workshops.

Abstracts for 10 minute paper presentations can include any of the following topics:

  • Findings or results from clinically focused research projects (including those from a postgraduate degree)
  • Novel and creative approaches to promoting a culture of research and innovation within teams or organisations
  • Innovative approaches to growing research networks and communities of practice

Abstracts for 1 hour workshops may include:

  • Using art and creativity in primary research within Health and Social Care or to increase the impact of research findings
  • Using novel and creative ways to develop research and innovation networks and communities of practice within clinical settings
  • Communicating research in ways differently from the traditional research dissemination pathway

Please click here if you are interested in submitting an abstract and want to find out more about the conference.

Faculty of Genomic Medicine launched

The Faculty of Genomic Medicine was officially launched on 1st March with a webinar led by Professor Sue Hill, NHS England Chief Scientific Officer, Senior Responsible Officer for the 100,000 Genomes Project. The faculty is a way to bring together those working within the healthcare sector who have a particular focus on personalised medicine and genomics, with the aim of sharing knowledge and best practice. The expectation is that faculty members will act as advocates for genomics within the health service. Further information is available on the Genomics Education Programme website.

Applications Open: Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme for Leaders in Healthcare Science

The Chief Scientific Officer has recently launched the Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme for Leaders in Healthcare Science which will allow successful applicants to collaborate with partner organisations that deliver the UK’s National Measurement System.  As part of the Programme, successful applicants will also get to develop their research proposal and skills in leadership and professional speaking. For further details, and to apply for the Programme, please visit

A day in the life of…

The MAHSE deputy director Carol Ainley is featured in the March edition of the Biomedical Scientist. The Biomedical Scientist is the leading professional publication for biomedical science.  Members of the Institute of Biomedical Science can access of copy of the article online.   The article gives an insight into a day in the life of Carol in her role as Head of Division of Biomedical Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Applications now open! MAHSE Service Improvement and Innovation Fellowships

MAHSE wishes to fund service improvement and innovation projects to support the most talented healthcare science staff from all healthcare science disciplines in the North West region. The funding is aimed at facilitating the career and professional development of healthcare science assistants, associates, practitioners and early career healthcare scientists, by enabling them to participate in projects that improve patient care through making innovations in healthcare science and service delivery. Applicants can request an amount of up to £20,000 to cover the costs of their project.

Find out more about this opportunity by visiting the MAHSE Service Improvement and Innovation Fellowships scheme webpage.

Coming soon: MAHSE Service Improvement & Innovation Fellowships

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The Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education (MAHSE) will be awarding up to £20,000 to fund service improvement and innovation projects undertaken by healthcare science staff within the NHS in the North West of England. This funding opportunity is particularly aimed at developing individuals who are currently working as healthcare science assistants, associates, practitioners and early career healthcare scientists.

The MAHSE Service Improvement and Innovation Project Fellowships are being awarded as part of the Health Education England (North West) funded MAHSE Research and Innovation Project which aims to support the development of a research and innovation culture in the healthcare science workforce.

Professor Philip Padfield, MAHSE Director, said “We want to inspire and enable healthcare science staff to participate in projects that will develop their skills in research and innovation, advance their careers, and ultimately deliver benefits to NHS patients and service users.”

Applications for the fellowships will open in March 2017. Please email or follow @MAHSE1 on Twitter to receive further updates on the launch of the fellowship scheme.

Clinical Research Masters – Studentship funding now open

Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) fund ten studentships for Non-Medical/Dental Healthcare Professionals on the MClin Res programme at the University of Manchester. Applications are now open for September 2017 entry and they will close at 12noon on 31st March 2017 for interviews on 9th, 10th and 11th May 2017. The MClin Res allows health professionals to develop their skills to advance their clinical career or conduct specific research.

Those interested in apply for a studentship need to read the application guidance and fill out the application form, both of which can be found, along with further information on the MClin Res on the University of Manchester website.

MAHSE Christmas Closure 2016

The MAHSE admin office will be closed from 4pm Thursday 22nd December 2016 until 9am Tuesday 3rd January 2017. The admin team will respond to all emails received during the closure when they return to the office, however please appreciate that this may take some time.

The MAHSE team would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a peaceful and relaxing Christmas break and best wishes for 2017.

MAHSE STP Open Day 2017

The Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education will be holding their annual STP Open Day on Thursday 12th January 2017.

The event is an opportunity for anyone interested in the Scientist Training Programme to find out more about the overall programme and the academic component of the programme. MAHSE partner universities offer a total of 8 STP programmes with 20 specialisms.

The event will be held at the University of Manchester, from 10am, and is open for registration from now until Monday 2nd January 2017. MAHSE are also organising some tours of local hospital departments, these tours are not available for all specialisms and will have limited spaces which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to register for the event, please use our online registration form.

There is also an open day for Reproductive Science on Thursday 22nd December 2016 at St Mary’s hospital, Manchester. If you would like to attend, please email

Professor Sue Hill talks about Leadership in the Healthcare Sciences

Have you ever wondered what Professor Sue Hill OBE (Chief Scientific Officer for England) thinks about leadership?  Dr Nathan Proudlove from the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester interviewed Professor Hill to find out her thoughts on leadership in the healthcare sciences.

In the video Professor Hill gives an overview of her own career and experience of NHS leadership, offering an insight into the changes she has seen and what she sees as the key challenges for leadership within an evolving and increasingly complex NHS.  Professor Hill looks at how the voice of the Clinical Scientist can be heard locally and nationally and also talks about what the requirements may be for future leaders in the NHS and the impact of the HSST doctoral level programmes.