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Healthcare Science Week 14th – 18th March 2022

Healthcare Science Week 14th – 18th March 2022

A week of events for Year 9 – 13 and college students
1 – 3pm each day

You and your students are invited to learn more about careers in Healthcare Science, and the contributions these staff have made during the pandemic.

This year’s Healthcare Science Week will be celebrated with virtual events each afternoon hosted by the Cumbria and North East Healthcare Science Council. The rest of the North West have been invited to. 

  • Hear from scientists who work in a variety of roles and settings
  • Learn about the different training routes into these careers
  • Virtual tours and a look at the equipment scientists use
  • Opportunity to have your questions answered

Register Here 

Monday 14th March (afternoon) 1pm – 3pm 

Healthcare Science Heroes:

The crucial contribution of healthcare scientists to the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic

Keeping people alive: Role of respiratory physiologists and innovation in the pandemic

Keeping the NHS safe: Role of clinical engineers in providing safe environments and PPE

Developing new tests: Lateral flows and PCRs

Vaccine Research: role of research scientists in developing COVID-19 vaccines

Role of healthcare science in supporting international effort in managing the pandemic in developing countries using emerging technologies and remote solutions


Tuesday 15th March – Friday 18th March (afternoons) 1pm – 3pm 

Careers in Healthcare Science:

There are over 50 specialisms in Healthcare Science, and Healthcare science staff are involved in 80% of clinical decisions in the NHS!

From working in laboratories, to directly with patients, or using computer science to support patient care – our scientists play a vital role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a huge number of medical conditions using their knowledge of science and their technical skills.

If you would like to attend these online events, please register and select the sessions here: Register to attend

Staff can register on behalf of a group, or students may register solo if accessing the sessions outside of the classroom setting.