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A Leadership Event for Healthcare Scientists

When Apr 30, 2012 09:00 AM to May 01, 2012 05:00 PM
Where Central Hall, Westminster, London
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When: Monday 30th April and Tuesday 1st May 2012

Where: Central Hall, Westminster, London

Healthcare Science: A catalyst for delivering the new healthcare system is a major event for healthcare scientists, providing a unique opportunity to hear and engage with leading figures from the Department of Health, NHS and other major healthcare organisations about the key issues for healthcare scientists as we move towards implementing the changes in April 2013. Exclusively for healthcare scientists, the event is being developed by the NHS SHA Cluster Scientific Directors

and senior healthcare scientists from the Health Protection Agency and NHS Blood & Transplant. The event will focus on the critical role that healthcare scientists need to play in delivering better outcomes for patients and the public. It will highlight how healthcare scientists need to use their leadership skills to effectively influence at a local level, how they can drive forward the innovation agenda, can use new education and training programmes to support new ways of working and use science and knowledge to improve practice. The event is supported by the Academy for Healthcare Science as well as other NHS organisations.


Speakers include:

• Andrew Lansley, CBE, Secretary of State for Health

• Sir David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive and Chief Executive of the NHS

Commissioning Board Special Health Authority

• Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer

• Sir Ian Carruthers, Chief Executive NHS South of England

• Sir John Tooke, Academy of Medical Sciences, Vice Provost (Health) and

Head of the Medical School at University College London

• Professor Sue Hill, DH Chief Scientific Officer

Vivienne Parry, a scientist and professional broadcaster, with a proven track record of maximising value and giving everyone a voice at professional forums, returns to the healthcare arena to  facilitate the event.

This event is aimed at:

* Healthcare science leads in NHS and Public Health provider organisations, science networks and SHA Clusters

* Leaders in healthcare science professional bodies

* Trainees on Modernising Scientific Careers programmes For further information and to book your place please visit


We look forward to seeing you in April

Professor Sue Hill

Chief Scientific Officer

Department of Health


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