Essential role of healthcare scientists praised:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK government has pledged to promote the work and career development of healthcare scientists, with the aim of ensuring continued innovation into all aspects of healthcare. The Department of Health has praised the work of the 40,000 scientists of the National Health Service in England, for their "essential role" in both technological innovation and the day-to-day work in such areas as radiology safety, operation of renal dialysis equipment and other blood-processing techniques and the operation of heart-lung equipment during surgery. The plan is part of the government's modernisation agenda, as set out in the national plan, announced last year (see Clinica No 919, pp 1-2). More UK news on page 7.