NHS Change Day and Healthcare Science week 2013 update from the Chief Scientific Officer
News from the Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Health

Make your pledge for NHS Change Day

Today  (Weds 13 March) is NHS Change Day and Professor Sue Hill, the Chief Scientific Officer, is calling on all healthcare scientists to play their part in the day by making their own short pledges to improve the NHS by signing up at the NHS Change Day website (

Healthcare Scientists are a crucial profession in driving change within the NHS. As Prof Hill explained: “Change is in the DNA of healthcare scientists and enables the NHS to deliver at the limits of science – this is why we’re proud as a profession to support NHS Change Day.”

Sue Hill has made two pledges of her own as part of the day:
  1. To ensure the patient voice remains at the centre of Scientific Service delivery within the new NHS commissioning system
  2. To support Healthcare Scientists & trainees to make change happen locally to ensure that thinking impacts on outcomes for patients & public
In the run-up to the day, the Healthcare Scientists and patient representatives at a Patient and Public Engagement event took the total number of pledges for the event through the historic 100,000 mark


Healthcare Science Week 2013 starts Friday 15 March

Healthcare Science Week 2013 runs from 15-24 March as part of National Science and Engineering Week – including a healthcare science stand at the Big Bang young scientists and engineers fair in London on 14-17 March. Healthcare Scientists are encouraged to share information about their work to sign up to be Healthcare Science Ambassadors, taking information out to schools and colleges.

NHS Careers have range of material for Healthcare Science Week including a Guide to Getting Involved and details of the Healthcare Science Ambassadors scheme.

Contact Details update

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