Countdown is on for Healthcare Science Week 2017

National series of events offers unique opportunity to learn more about the work of healthcare scientists across the NHS

Friday 10th March kicks off Healthcare Science Week 2017 as hospitals up and down the country celebrate science careers and inspire the scientific workforce of the future.

The week gives people a chance to find out first-hand about healthcare scientists’ pioneering work and the vital role they play in patient care, diagnosis and treatment. It’s also a great opportunity to find out more about careers in healthcare science.

Several NHS Genomic Medicine Centres (GMCs) are taking part in events or stands within their region:

Bath Taps Into Science Festival (Monday 13th to Saturday 18th March) The West of England NHS GMC will host a stand at the schools event on Friday 17th March and the fair on Saturday 18th March. The team is planning to utilise their Lego protobots to educate children and the public about genomics.

Cambridge Science Festival (Monday 13th to Sunday 19th March) The East of England NHS GMC is planning to capitalise on the two-week long Cambridge Science Festival and will also take part in the biomedical campus open day on Sunday 26th March, 11am-4pm, at the Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre.

The Big Bang Science Fair (Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th March) NEC Birmingham hosts the largest yearly celebration of science technology and maths.

These are just a few of the events taking place next week, covering all aspects of healthcare science – there are more all over the country. To find out what’s happening on your doorstep and learn more about the groundbreaking work taking place in the NHS visit the Healthcare Science website.

To find out more about the exciting range of careers in healthcare science, visit the Health Careers website.