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An overview of Modernising Scientific Careers

We have had various requests for more information about Modernising Scientific Careers. In response, we have produced an 'overview' sheet that covers lots of the generic questions that people had. We have attached it here for your use and further cascading. It covers the following topics:

  • Why does healthcare science need to evolve?
  • What is MSC?
  • What are the main changes within MSC?
  • What is the timescale for MSC developments?
  • What are the education and training programmes within MSC?
  • What are the governance arrangements for MSC?
  • MSC: benefits for patients
  • MSC: benefits for the NHS
  • MSC: benefits for healthcare scientists
  • Tools to help implementation of MSC

We will be making available the following shortly:

  • The October issue of the monthly bulletin MSC Matters
  • A generic powerpoint presentation around MSC that can be adapted for people's use
  • Specific detailed FAQs based on questions received.

We hope you find this useful.

Kind regards

Modernising Scientific Careers Team
Department of Health
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22 Upper Ground
London SE1 9BW

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