Healthcare science staff from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be celebrating Healthcare Science Week from 9 to 18 March 2018 by hosting a stall in the atrium near the south entrance of the James Cook University Hospital.
The stall will be available for the whole week and will have healthcare scientist representatives available in person on Monday 12 March to talk about the different career options available in healthcare science, and also to help dispel some of the common myths about it, including that healthcare science staff do not treat patients directly and only work in labs.
As part of Healthcare Science Week, science professionals across the UK are engaging their local communities to highlight the outstanding work they do and the impact this work has on patient care. Healthcare science teams will be showcasing how they make a difference to the health of individuals and the nation, including examples of extraordinary innovation.
Healthcare science comprises a diverse range of more than 50 different specialties in four main areas: clinical bioinformatics, life sciences, physiological sciences and physical sciences and the physical sciences and engineering and despite the relatively small size of the workforce, they are involved in approximately 80 % of all patient diagnoses.
Healthcare Science Week runs from 9 to 18 March 2018.
You can post about it on Twitter using the hashtag #HCSweek18
Further information about healthcare science careers may be found at www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/Explore-roles/healthcare-science