Health Education England (HEE) and MAHSE recently held a review of the HSST programme and have issued a joint statement highlighting the successes and challenges faced in implementing HSST.
The National School of Healthcare Science has successfully recruited over 100 clinical scientists to the HSST programme and the statement notes future actions which will be taken to address challenges faced (see list of Frequently Asked Questions, which contains useful information for HSST trainees and their trainers).
A series of HSST webinars are being held on the following topics. Trainees and their trainers should already have received an email from the National School with instructions on how to log on to the webinars and a recording will be made available after each webinar at http://www.nshcs.org.uk/higher-specialist-scientific-training
8th December 2015 (10.30- 11.15am) – Workplace based assessments and how to use the OLAT
January 2016 (date / time TBC) – Fundamentals of HSST assessment and the annual review of progression
February 2016 (date / time TBC) – Developing networks, peer support and the role of trainees and training officers
- March 2016 (date / time TBC) – The HSST projects and how they fit together