Healthcare Science Week, which runs from 5th to 14th March, is a chance to celebrate the amazing work of healthcare scientists in our hospitals and the wider NHS.
The profession represents five per cent of the NHS workforce, and their work underpins 80 per cent of all patient diagnoses.
With more than 50 healthcare science specialisms, this week we will showcase the diverse healthcare science roles that are vital to the work we do at CUH in a number of ways.
Meet some of our healthcare scientists
Find out about the variety of healthcare scientist roles in our hospitals. Discover the different careers of 15 members of staff, what their role entails and how they have been working during the Covid-19 pandemic.
My CUH Story - Rachael Andrews
We spoke to Rachael Andrews, design and innovation engineer and clinical scientist at our hospitals, to hear her CUH story.
Rachael explains how she came to CUH, who gives her the most 'wacky ideas' and gave an insight into the Chief Scientific Officer’s Women in Science and Engineering (CSO WISE) Healthcare Science Leadership Development Programme.
Meet the 3D surgical planning team
Later this week we will meet the 3D surgical planning team who are often described as the bridge between art and science. They specialise in the manufacture of bespoke prosthetic reconstruction due to malformation, cancer or trauma.
Live Q&A on Instagram and Facebook stories
We’ll be hosting a live Q&A with one of our medical laboratory assistants and biomedical science degree apprentices, Morgan.
Submit your questions from 10am on Friday 12 March over on Instagram.
Careers in healthcare science
Interested in healthcare science roles in our hospitals?