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New fellowship launched to transform healthcare science services in NHS Wales

Published 10 April 2024

Applications are now open for the Healthcare Science Service Transformation Fellowship – Cynnydd.

New for 2024, the fellowship is funded by the Healthcare Science Programme within Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

The opportunity enables healthcare science professionals to apply for up to £3,500 of funding to visit healthcare science departments or centres of excellence outside of Wales.

Successful applicants will be supported to learn new skills or experience exemplary practices that can be implemented in NHS Wales to benefit healthcare science services upon their return.

This directly supports The Duty of Quality Statutory Guidance 2023 and Health and Care Quality Standards 2023.

Applications, which close on Friday 10 May 2024, are open to professionals working within an area of healthcare science in NHS Wales. Group applications are also welcome.

Individuals or groups seeking a higher amount of funding than £3,500 must justify the request during the application process.

Final amounts awarded will be agreed by the Healthcare Science Service Transformation Fellowship Committee – which includes members from: DoTHS, the HEIW Healthcare Science Programme, Welsh Government, Welsh Scientific Advisory Committee (WSAC), Value Based Health and the Spread and Scale Academy.

Ffion Wynn, Healthcare Science Strategic Programme Manager at HEIW, said: “This new fellowship offers professionals the chance to gain experience that will support or facilitate improvements for their profession or services on a local or national level.

“It’s also a great career development opportunity for those looking to progress in their field of knowledge and expertise. We look forward to reviewing the applications and ultimately, reaping the benefits and learnings acquired by our fellows across NHS Wales.”

Clive Morgan, Deputy Director of Therapies and Health Science and Chair of the Healthcare Science Network, commented:  “This fellowship offers unparalleled opportunities enabling healthcare scientists to visit international exemplars of best clinical practice, gain invaluable insights and create global networks of excellence. The fellows will bring back new ways of working which they can scale up and spread across their networks. They may also experience opportunities for leading edge translational research with academic and commercial partners.

“I’m sure this fellowship will continue to drive healthcare science innovation in Wales for the benefits of patients and the wider population, and the fellows will become positive catalyst for sustainable change.”

Visit the Healthcare Science Service Transformation Fellowship webpage for more information about the opportunity and application process.