In March 2018 Welsh Government, with the support of NHS Wales, published the ‘Healthcare Science in NHS Wales – Looking Forward Framework’. Supported by the Minister for Health and Social Care, it shows a number of things that are designed to lead Healthcare Science into the future and make the most of the opportunities within ‘A Healthier Wales’ (our long-term plan for health and social care).
The framework also sets out our vision and direction for the healthcare science workforce in Wales.
As a result of this framework, the Healthcare Science Programme was formed. We have been managing it since 1 October 2020. The aim of this programme is to create a place where Healthcare Science can flourish. We can do this by:
The team work in partnership with the profession to develop this programme, including:
In 2022, the work of the programme was developed further by creating five workstreams aligned to the pillars of the Looking Forward framework. The five workstreams are:
If you would like to find out more about healthcare scientists visit the roles page in our careers section.