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HSST programme: enhanced flexibility

The IBMS and a range of other bodies have announced changes that enhance the flexibility of training for senior healthcare scientists.

The move means a broadening of the eligibility criteria for the Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) Programme. The changes will have a direct and positive impact on newly eligible IBMS members who wish to undertake the programme.

IBMS Council member Dr Jane Needham, the IBMS lead on this project, said: “This is really wonderful news. It provides a career pathway and an exciting opportunity for our biomedical scientists to apply and develop their clinical and scientific knowledge and expertise through the consultant-level HSST training programme, with the key benefit of improving and enhancing the clinical care and services we provide to our patients.”  

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