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									2005 Healthcare Science Week

Information pack




Support for the 2005 activities has been received from:
The Department of Health; NHS Careers; The Specialist Schools and
Academies Trust (SSAT); The British Thoracic Society; The Federation for
Healthcare Science; Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology;
The Healthcare Science Ambassador Network, WiTEC (European Association
for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology), World COPD Day (UK
participants), Clement Clarke, Patients UK

This pack is also available as a PDF from bev.bailey@uk.com (0208 870 4301)



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Contents

Page              Contents
          3       Welcome from Professor Sue Hill, OBE

                  NATIONAL ACTIVITY
       5-7        Executive Summary
         8        Measure for Measure
        12        Women in Science
        14        Science in Society
        16        Science in your backyard
                  Events database

        19        Resources

                  Appendices
   23-24          Event response form

                  Measure for Measure
        25        School application form
        26        Healthcare Scientist volunteer form

      27          Healthcare Scientist case study form
   28-33          Useful contacts
      34          Healthcare science on the web – „bright futures‟
                  overview




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Room 526, Richmond House
79, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2NL
Tel : 020 7210 5622
Fax: 020 7972 4524
Email: Sue.Hill@dh.gsi.gov.uk


Dear Colleagues


Healthcare Science Week 2005 (14-20 November), supported by the Department of
Health, is extremely important in terms of raising the profile of Healthcare Scientists
working in the NHS, the key roles for science and technology in healthcare for the 21st
century, and the opportunities for young people to develop their career in the exciting field
of science in health.


Scientists in health are at the very core of the NHS, offering high quality evidence-based
scientific services for thousands of people every year, and tackling some of our major
priorities in health like health like cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, COPD and other
long term conditions , and moving services closer to patients.


There are around 50,000 scientists working in the NHS including the National Blood Service
and the Health Protection Agency, more than in many other areas outside academia,
including the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Many of England's top clinical
leaders come from a scientific background, and are helping to shape the healthcare of the
future.

This is an especially exciting time for young people to be thinking about entering the world
of healthcare science. With rapid advances in science and technology, more and more
scientists will be needed to introduce and adapt these new developments into healthcare.


Healthcare Science Week provides us all with a real opportunity to impart our enthusiasm
for, and knowledge of, our chosen fields to the next generation to ensure a bright future for
science in health in the NHS. Thank you all for participating in this year‟s activity and good
luck!


Yours sincerely




 Professor Sue Hill, OBE
 Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Health
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National Activity
The national co-ordinating team will work closely with Healthcare
Science Leads in each Strategic Health Authority to ensure that the
national activities are symbiotic to any on-going reginal activities.

There are four key areas of activity:

    Working with schools
    Women in Science
    Science in Society

We also hope to encourage as many Trusts as possible to register
any healthcare science vacancies on www.nhs.uk/jobs during the
week.

Contact the National team

Measure for Measure, Women in Science, Science in Society; all
press     and    public relations queries   including   case
studies/interviewees:

                               bev.bailey@uk.com
                                 0208 870 4301

Measure for Measure database of schools and scientists, events
database, bright futures website, leaflet or merchandise queries,
general Healthcare Science Week queries:

                    Charlene Murphy on 0208 875 3833
                   scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com




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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Measure for Measure
An exciting, informative „snapshot survey‟, Measure for Measure, will be
carried out by England's healthcare science community in collaboration
with selected schools, as part of this year‟s Healthcare Science Week,
supported by the Department of Health.

Throughout the week of 14-20 November, respiratory physiologists and
other scientists working in the NHS, will be undertaking a survey of
body mass index, peak flow rates, and resting and racing pulse rates, to
assess general health amongst 1,500-2,000 students aged 14-16.

Individual measurements will be uploaded simultaneously during the
week by the students from around 60 secondary schools in England via
specially designed webpages that will be live on our website,
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/brightfutures.

The project will help students understand how healthcare scientists use
measurements, analysis and results to reach conclusions for diagnoses
and treatment, as well as allowing them to meet and interact with real
working healthcare scientists.

It will also create more understanding, through science, of the benefits
of following a healthy lifestyle from a young age, to reduce health
problems later in life, such as not smoking, eating sensibly and the
benefits of exercise and sport.

As the outcomes are disseminated through the national and specialist
media, it is hoped that the general public will also learn more about how
the work of our healthcare scientists impacts on, and benefits, the
health of the community as a whole, thereby addressing a further
objective of Healthcare Science Week – that of increasing awareness of
science in health amongst society as a whole.

It will also raise the profile of healthcare scientists as essential members
of the healthcare delivery team whose work impacts on most episodes
of patient care.

Volunteers to visit schools
We are urgently looking for healthcare scientists willing to go into
schools during the week to help with the survey. If you would like to
take part in the measurement actvity for the survey, please email your
contact    details,   location and     availability  that   week    to
scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com or return the form on page 26.

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Women in Science
Healthcare Science Week is also an ideal opportunity to highlight the
role of women in science, particularly as a large percentage of the NHS
and other organisations‟ scientific workforce are women.

A specific aim of this activity is to encourage more women in science to
register with WiTEC to enable them to spread their expertise and
knowledge amongst the wider community. WiTEC UK is based in
Sheffield and is funded by European Union and National funding bodies
to undertake projects which aim to redress the balance of women
studying and working in science, engineering and technology.
Visit www.setwomenexpertsuk.org.uk to read eligibility criteria and to
register.

Science in Society
A full public relations campaign to support the week is underway. This
will include encouraging the media to cover stories surrounding science
in health, and to use real life case studies of working healthcares
scientists in the NHS. We are always looking for new case studies and
anyone prepared to be interviewed by the press about their work and
their career in the NHS will find a „case study form‟ on page 27 of this
pack.

Science in your backyard
There are some exciting activities already planned for this week,
including a huge pan-London event in the Robens Suite at Guys
Hospital in London on Tuesday 15th November, where around 180
invited guests from the world of science and health will gather to hear
healthcare scientists outline their work, and see a variety of interactive
displays from different fields in healthcare science.        For further
information abou this event, please contact:
chris.houghton@nelondon.nhs.uk.

In order to promote their own work to a wider public, as well as to their
own work colleagues, further events are also being planned, including a
variety of activitites aimed at school children being organised by
biomedical scientists working in the National Blood Service, and other
groups of healthcare scientists. There will also be open department
days in Trusts all over England where other NHS staff can come and
meet their local healthcare scientists and find out more about how they
work within the overall healthcare team. Details of all the events will be
available via the NHS Careers website:
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/brightfutures.



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WORLD COPD DAY
During this week also, World COPD day takes place (17 November), with a
global focus on raising awarenss of this widespread lung problem, the
research questions that still need to be answered and the needs of people
who suffer from this chronic disease. The „Snapshot‟ survey amongst
school students will help them understand more about lung fuction and
hopefully, also draw attention to the causes of, and solutions to, COPD. To
find out more, go to www.lunguk.org.

Support for Healthcare Science Week 2005
“Scientific observation is the vital first stage of any possible advance in
medicine and medical technology. That's why Healthcare Science Week
is such a vital initiative.” Adam Hart-Davies




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MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Snapshot survey
for Healthcare Science Week 2005
Throughout the week of 14-20 November, respiratory physiologists
and other scientists working in the NHS, will be undertaking a
survey of body mass index, peak flow rates, and resting and racing
pulse rates, to assess general health amongst 1,500-2,000 students
aged 14-16.

Individual measurements will be uploaded simultaneously during the
week by the students from around 60 secondary schools in England
via specially designed webpages that will be live on our website
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/brightfutures.

News value
From advance publicity, to media opportunities within the schools
during the activity, to the dissemination of the national and regional
outcomes, this activity will help facilitate good media coverage up to,
during, and after, the week.

Specialist Schools Trust
We are working closely with one of the newly appointed national
vocational coordinators within the Specialist Schools and
Academies Trust (SSAT), Penny Charnock, to encourage
participation from schools around England.

In a joint approach from the SST and the CSO, we will be alerting all
the specialist Health and Social Care teachers who work within most
of the Specialist Schools, including those for Science, Engineering
and Technology.

These teachers are actively looking for opportunities to promote
science within their agenda. In addition, Unit Two of the Vocational
GCSE Health and Well-being module, which is a requirement for all
schools, includes a requirement for specific activity surrounding the
three measures of health, BMI, Peak Flow Expiry and Racing
Resting Pulse.

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Numbers
As only around 50-60 schools and around 1800-2000 students can
be accommodated within this base national activity, we are inviting
participation on a „first come, first served‟ basis.

All schools who are interested in taking part are being asked to
contact us by email

                   scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com

Your local schools and school co-ordinators
We would welcome applications to take part in the survey from any
schools that you would like to invite. Within this Information Pack is
an invitation letter from the CSO that you can use as part of your
own approach if you wish. There is also an application form for
schools on page 25.

Please make sure they respond directly to the email address above
as well as to you.

Schools not chosen to take part in the main survey
Any schools who contact us but are too late to form part of the main
survey will, of course, be able to use the upload pages on „bright
futures‟ at any time after the week as part of their curriculum.

In addition, we will ensure that details for all these schools are
forwarded to the relevant SHA Healthcare Science lead, SETnet for
onward distribution to their SETPOINTS and of course, to the
Healthcare Science Ambassador Network.


For more information about the Healthcare Science Ambassador
Network, you will be able to visit www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/brightfutures.

Until      this  website        goes    „live‟,    please     contact:
simon.brewer@tsha.nhs.uk.




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The Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology
Members of the ARTP have already been approached to take part in
this activity, and we will be „partnering‟ volunteers from the
organisation with confirmed schools.

Other volunteer healthcare scientists
We would welcome volunteers from other healthcare science
disciplines to play their part in the survey also. They must be
available during the week of 14th November.

The use of the peak flow and pulse monitoring equipment is simple
at this level, and this would be a good opportunity for other
professions to interact with students and promote their own fields.
We will arrange for suitable training to be available if required to
enable them to assist the students with uploading their data.

Anyone interested should email scienceinhealth@carlson-
europe.com or there is an application form on page 26 of this pack.

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/brightfutures
This microsite will be the „host‟ for the survey activity. Students will
be able to upload their own measurements „live‟ via the site. There
is more information about what else the site will feature later in this
Information Pack. The Healthcare Science pages on the microsite
will be live on 4th November.

Database
As soon as responses from schools and from volunteer healthcare
scientists are received by us at scienceinhealth@carlson-europe,
we will log each one into a central Measure for Measure database

The database will form an important part of Measure for Measure,
ensuring that each SHA has an equal opportunity of having science
in health promoted during the week through the national activity
regardless of any other events and plans that may be in place.

Geographical Considerations
We aim to enlist the support of at least two schools from each SHA
region.


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There are also considerations surrounding the preference to have at
least one school in each county in England to facilitate
uncomplicated media approaches once the outcomes are collated.

Support for the Snapshot Survey
“I am delighted to endorse this activity on behalf of all the UK
participants in World COPD Day and also on behalf of the British
Thoracic Society of which I am currently Vice-President. Stimulating
interest in the lungs is a vital health care initiative to allow people to
make responsible decisions about their health. Encouraging people
to take an interest in this area and perhaps make a career in the
field of lung function measurement is essential if we are to
effectively tackle the enormous burden of lung disease we currently
face.”

        Peter Calverley, Vice-President of the British Thoracic Society

Primary Schools
Whilst the focus of the activity will be on older students this year, we
are hopeful of attracting some coverage on CBBC and similar
programming (Key stages 1-3).

Could anyone who is currently interacting with local primary schools
and is thinking of focusing some attention on activity for Healthcare
Science Week, please urgently contact bev.bailey@uk.com or call
0208 870 4301.

We are also producing a limited number of posters aimed at primary
school children featuring a playground game with messages
surrounding science and health. This will be made available to
primary schools via the microsite
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/brightfutures.




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Women in Science
Healthcare Science Week is an ideal opportunity to highlight the role
of women in science, particularly as a large percentage of the NHS
and other organisations‟ scientific workforce are women.

Women scientists in the press
As part of this activity, we are actively seeking new case studies
from women in science of all ages and at all stages of their careers
who are willing to be put forward for some or all of the following,
both during and after HCS Week 2005:

    Print, radio and TV interviews about their career and areas of
     expertise
    Arranging for a journalist to visit their place of work
    Quotes and other input into healthcare science features/news
     items

There is a Case Study Form on 27 of this Information Pack. Please
distribute this as widely as you can amongst any healthcare science
departments.

www.setwomenexpertsuk.org.uk
A specific aim of this activity is to encourage more women in
science to register with The European Association for Women in
Science, Engineering and Technology (WiTEC) to enable them to
spread their expertise and knowledge amongst the wider
community.

This database was originally developed by WiTEC (European
Association for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology), in
1997 as the first initiative of its kind in Europe to be used as a tool to
raise awareness of the skills and knowledge of women in science,
engineering and technology. It is currently funded through the UK
Resource Centre for Women in SET, via the DTI.




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Containing information on key women who are considered experts
within their field of SET occupations and are respected figures for
their views, experience, expertise and as role models for society, it
has become an important tool for the media, governmental bodies
and those working to promote the position of women in SET.

Visitors can use the search function to look for positive role models,
mentors, speakers, media contacts, partners for projects or experts
interested in taking up public appointments.

If you would like to be registered on the database, please read the
eligibility criteria and then apply online at
 www.setwomenexpertsuk.org.uk.

Your application will be put to an assessment panel, with successful
applicants then being placed on the database.

WiTEC UK is funded by European Union and National funding
bodies to undertake projects which aim to redress the balance of
women studying and working in science, engineering and
technology. WiTEC is currently represented in 13 countries:
Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Finland,
Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Switzerland, Denmark and the UK.

WiTEC's aims are:
   To increase the number of girls and women studying SET
    subjects and help them progress to related careers.
   To develop women's technical and entrepreneurial skills
    through training initiatives and projects.
   To create information exchanges and networking opportunities
    for women in SET.
   To promote and support research into areas relating to women
    in non traditional fields.

WiTEC UK is happy to participate as a partner in projects related to
their aims. If you are interested or would like to discuss how you
could     work      together,    please      contact    them      at
witec@inovaconsult.com



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Science in Society
We will be actively pursuing stories to place in the press not only
about the special activities during the week, but also about
healthcare science in general.

This will enable us to create a better understanding amongst society
in general of how healthcare science impacts on, and benefits, the
health of the community.

Target media include:
   National and regional press, radio and TV
   General consumer magazines
   Television and radio programming
   Specialist science press
   Healthcare press

To help illustrate such features and news items, it will be useful for
us to have access to „real life‟ stories from „real life‟ NHS healthcare
scientists of all ages, and from all areas of science in health.

For example:
   the Health Service Journal are actively looking for stories from
     healthcare scientists who have „private passions‟ outside their
     work
   Local and regional media are more likely to write about
     healthcare science if we can put forward a local working
     healthcare scientist for interview

There is a Case Study Form on 27 of this Information Pack. Please
distribute this as widely as you can amongst any healthcare science
departments. Alternatively, you can email brief details or request a
copy of the form to bev.bailey@uk.com.




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Photography
We are also trying to build a useful photographic library, where the
media can come for copyright free jpegs to illustrate any articles.

Please send any photography that illustrates any and all fields of
healthcare science, whether of working scientists or of microscopic
slides for example, please send them to bev.bailey@uk.com.

If any photographs feature patients or members of the public, please
ensure that the correct consent forms have been completed for use
in publicity connected with NHS Careers or the Department of
Health.

Please also make sure each individual picture is captioned, and that
any required credit (for the photographer, Trust or department) is
also annoted within the caption.




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Science in your own backyard
Encouraging working healthcare scientists to promote their roles
and the work of their departments, both amongst their local
communities and within their working environments, through open
days and events during the week

We are looking forward to working with you and any local
Healthcare Science Week event organisers, to publicise what else is
happening across the country.

Healthcare Scientists are the backbone of the NHS. They are an
essential part of the whole healthcare team but often go unnoticed
because many work behind the scenes.

There is a need to attract more young people to a career in
Healthcare Sciences. But young people are often not aware of the
work Healthcare Scientists do. They know about front line staff -
doctors, nurses, GPs - but others are a mystery.

Whatever you do; working with schools, taking part in job fairs,
having work experience students in your work place or giving talks
to schools, it‟s worthy of promotion.

You could also consider promoting your professions to colleagues in
your hospital or Trust.

Taking part in, or organising a local event yourself, whether public or
aimed at your NHS colleagues, will showcase the work that you and
your department are doing, and will help to raise awareness.

The Healthcare Science Recruitment and Resource Centre have
produced a booklet, “How you can help raise the profile of
Healthcare Scientists”. This contains guidance and support for
anyone involved in organising an event or promoting Healthcare
Scientists. There are examples and tips for involving the media, and
suggestions on who you could invite to your event.




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There are templates for you to use which will help you generate
interest and get the best out of your efforts.

For a copy of the booklet, please put „HCS Booklet‟ in the subject
field, and email

                   scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com

Advertising
There is no national advertising support for Healthcare Science
Awareness Week. However, you are, of course, free to fund
regional or local advertising yourself, which the COI can arrange for
you.

Contact Peter Sayer on 0207 261 8399 or                        email
peter.sayer@coi.gsi.gov.uk, who will be able to advise you.

Media relations
Please contact the Healthcare Science Week press office if you
would like any help in writing press releases about, or publicising
your event through the local media. Contact bev.bailey@uk.com or
call 0208 870 4301.




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Events database
A database of all events, whether open to the public, internal, or
invitation/application only, will be available on

                   www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/brightfutures.

Please make sure that all event organisers are aware of, and
receive the Response Form that you will find on pages 23-24 of this
Information Pack. Without this, we cannot help to publicise the
events, whether via the online database or associated media
relations activity.

The form, fully completed, must be returned by 31st October, to

                   scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com

Other events

Pan-London event in the Robens Suite at Guys Hospital in London
on Tuesday 15th November, where around 180 invited guests from
the world of science and health will gather to hear healthcare
scientists outline their work, and see a variety of interactive displays
from different fields in healthcare science. For further information
abou this event, please email chris.houghton@selondon.nhs.uk

World COPD Day
During this week also, World COPD day takes place (17 November),
with a global focus on raising awareness of this widespread lung
problem, the research questions that still need to be answered and
the needs of people who suffer from this chronic disease. For more
information, visit www.lunguk.org.




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Resources
NHS Careers
There is of course, lots of literature, booklets and factsheets as well
as posters (literature orders – see below) and „I‟m a Healthcare
Scientist‟ badges (merchandise orders – see below), available free
for you to use during the week (and at any other time of the year!).

NHS Careers-branded merchandise is also available at cost.

You can now place bulk orders via the NHS Careers website, as
follows:

     http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/resources/order-literature.html

  http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/resources/order-merchandise.html

You will need the following in order to access the correct pages:

                       username:         nhscareers
                        password:         resources

Healthcare Science Resource Centre materials
In 2004, each SHA was sent a number of packs (folder with 8
inserts covering healthcare science, working for the NHS, etc) for a
key audience of young people. There are also leaflets and posters.
Please contact your SHA lead if you require further supplies.

In addition, there are extra copies of the materials in store at:

Good Impressions, No. 4 Stratford Office Village, Stratford, London
E15 4E.

Please contact Craig@goodimpressions.co.uk or telephone 0208
522 0499 direct to arrange for delivery. The packs are free, but you
will be charged for delivery.




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Video/DVD
You can get copies of “More than doctors and nurses” which you
can order on any format (video; DVD) from:
Kate Brayne, Campaign Productions on 0207 258 9688 or
email@campaignproductions.com.uk

Prices (similar for DVD and video)
10-19 copies            £6.75 ea.    20-29 copies       £5.70 ea.
30-39 copies            £5.00 ea.    40-49 copies       £4.50 eac.
50-75 copies            £4.00 ea.    76-299 copies      £3.50 ea.
300-500 copies          £3.35 eac.

Wristbands
A limited number of special wristbands have also been produced for
this year‟s Healthcare Science Week.

Featuring the strapline, „nhscareers.nhs.uk/brightfutures’, they are
available, free, to those organising events during the week whose
key audience is young people.

You must return an event response form (see page 23-24) and let
us know how many young people you expect to be working with.
Send your form to:

                   scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com




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Appendices
   1. EVENT RESPONSE FORM

   2. Measure for Measure Schools invitation letter from the
      CSO

   3. Measure for Measure School Application Form

   4. Measure for Measure Healthcare Scientist Volunteer
      Form

   5. Healthcare Scientists Case Study Form

   6. Useful contacts
      - SHA Healthcare Science Week leads
      - SETnet
      - Connexions
      - Aimhigher

   7. nhscareers.nhs.uk/brightfutures
     – Healthcare Science web pages overview




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HEALTHCARE SCIENCE WEEK 2005
EVENT RESPONSE FORM
REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOUR EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC,
OR BY INVITATION/APPLICATION ONLY
     PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO US BY 31 OCTOBER 2005.

YOU CAN SEND IT BY EMAIL, FAX OR POST TO:

                   HEALTHCARE SCIENCE WEEK 2005
               CARLSON COURT, 116 PUTNEY BRIDGE ROAD,
                          LONDON SW15 2NQ
                           FAX: 0208 875 0777
                  Scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com
                           Tel: 0208 875 3833

REMEMBER, IF YOU DO NOT RETURN THIS FORM
 IT WILL NOT BE ON THE EVENT DATABASE
 (www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/brightfutures)
 WE WILL BE UNABLE TO HELP TO PUBLICISE YOUR EVENT

ALL FIELDS MUST BE COMPLETE – PLEASE USE CAPITAL LETTERS

PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS
(INCLUDING MOBILE NUMBERS) FOR BOTH THE ORGANISER AND
YOUR COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT ARE INCLUDED ON YOUR
RESPONSE FORM BEFORE YOU RETURN IT TO US.

NOTE:
We would rather have brief details of your event within the deadline than nothing at all. So,
if you know the venue and date, but have no further details about exactly what will be
happening, then you can send us another Response Form at a later date as long as it is
clearly marked „ADDITIONAL INFORMATION‟ on the form.

Last minute changes: if for any reason your event has to be cancelled, essential details
change (i.e. time or venue), or if the organiser or communications contact is going to be
away at the time of the event for any reason, you must let us know so we can update your
details on the website. Send an email clearly marked „URGENT CHANGE TO DETAILS‟ to
scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com.




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EVENT RESPONSE FORM
WHICH STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITY                   This helps us to regionalise the events to help with
OR    WORKFORCE         DEVELOPMENT                the national PR campaign:
CONFEDERATION? (Please indicate SHA or
WDC)


FULL
ADDRESS/LOCATION
OF VENUE
(including     any
directions to  the
venue)
COUNTY                                              POSTCODE*


START DATE                                          END DATE

START TIME                                          FINISH TIME


PUBLIC,     SCHOOL,                                  IF INVITATION
INTERNAL        OR                                   ONLY,
INVITATION ONLY                                      CONTACT:

IF SCHOOL/YOUNG PEOPLE, HOW MANY ATTENDING?


DESCRIPTION         OF        Your copy will be on the website for the public and media to view. So make
ACTIVITIES                    it sounds as exciting as you can!
Please      give    an
indication    of  what
visitors/guests    can
expect to find at your
event.



ORGANISER DETAILS
Please note: the following details will be accessible to the general public via the NHS Careers
website, in case of any local queries (eg. disabled access to events, or special needs)
NAME                                                              TELEPHONE

EMAIL ADDRESS                                                 MOBILE
Name of department                                            NHS Trust/
                                                              Employer
COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT
These details will only be accessible by the NHS Job Shop team and internal NHS Employer contacts
NAME                                                          TEL. NO.

EMAIL ADDRESS                                                MOBILE

PLEASE RETURN IMMEDIATELY OR BY 31ST OCTOBER TO: HEALTHCARE SCIENCE WEEK,
         CARLSON COURT, 116 PUTNEY BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON SW15 2NQ
                FAX: 0208 875 0777 (TEL: 0208 875 3833) OR EMAIL
                         scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com




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Invitation to schools from the Chief Scientific Officer

Room 526, Richmond House
79, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2NL
Tel : 020 7210 5622
Fax: 020 7972 4524
Email: Sue.Hill@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Dear [teacher]

MEASURE FOR MEASURE: A snapshot survey for Healthcare Science Week 2005

I am writing in my capacity as England‟s Chief Scientific Officer, to invite you to be part of this exciting
project as part of Healthcare Science Week 2005. I attach a brief summary of what we are trying to
achieve.

Science and scientists play a major role in the modern NHS. Science-based health services are
disciplines ranging from physics to genetics and from chemistry to engineering. They provide core
services for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of disease. Healthcare Scientists work in
up to 51 different disciplines, and are key and respected members of the healthcare team.

I very much hope that by enabling your students to meet and work alongside real healthcare scientists,
and to play an important role in producing measurable and highly useful results for the wider scientific
community, that they will become even more enthused by the fascinating world of science.

I also hope that by choosing to explore Body Mass Index (BMI), Peak Flow Expiry and pulse
measurements for the survey, it will help your students learn more about their own physiology, methods
of measurement and calculation, and the wider health implications and uses for science in health.

The increase in incidence of asthma, diabetes and obesity in young people for example, together with
the longer term impact on public health of smoking and not exercising, are key areas in which healthcare
scientists are currently working alongside other health professionals, both in our hospitals and out in the
community.

Whilst not specifically focusing on these particular health problems within the survey, the outcomes from
your students will certainly teach us, and hopefully the wider public, more about the overall subject of
how lifestyle can impact on general health.

Once again, thank you on behalf of all our healthcare scientists, for giving us the opportunity to hopefully
interact with you and your students through „Measure for Measure‟.

If you do decide to take part, we hope that you all enjoy the experience and will be as fascinated by the
outcomes as we will all be!

Yours sincerely




Professor Sue Hill. OBE
Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Health




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SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM
MEASURE FOR MEASURE – a snapshot survey of physiological measurements
amongst secondary school students for Healthcare Science Week 2005
    Your school should be prepared to carry out the survey w/c 14th November 2005
    Students should be between 14 and 16 years of age
    Parental permissions must be obtained by the school (including permission for local
    press involvement/attendance on the survey day)
    Any local press activity will be co-ordinated by the national HCS Week press office and
    your designated school communications/press officer contact


  Name of school

  Area          of
  specialism
  Address:
  Town
  County
  Postcode
  Contact Name:

  Title/position
  Day time Tel
  Mobile
  Email


                                   □                       □                         □
  Type of school
                          Girls                  Boys                     Mixed
  Number          of (maximum 30)
  students       for
  survey

                               □          □            □           □          □
  Preferred date
  November           14th   15th                16th        17th       18th
  Preferred time          START                              FINISH
  School       Press      Name:
  Office contact (if      Telephone (inc. mobile):
  available)              Email:
                                   Please return to:
                scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com
                         Tel: 0208 875 3833
                                  Fax: 0208 875 3885

Healthcare Science Week 2005                                                                   25
HEATHCARE SCIENTISTS: SCHOOL SURVEY VOLUNTEER
MEASURE FOR MEASURE – a snapshot survey of physiological measurements
amongst secondary school students for Healthcare Science Week 2005
        You should be prepared to carry out the survey in an allocated local school w/c 14th
       November 2005
        Any local press activity will be co-ordinated by the national HCS Week press office and
       your designated employer communications contact
        You must ensure that you have all the relevant permissions before returning the form
        We will supply all the measurement equipment that you will need and instructions on how
       the students should use the „brightfutures‟ website for their outcomes
        You may of course, bring any other equipment, hand outs or information about your own
       field of expertise
Name

Title and
Department
Day time Tel
Mobile
Email
Employer
Address
Town
County
Postcode

                               □                   □                                □
Are you able to
talk about and BMI                   Peak Flow             Rest and racing pulse
measure
Would you prefer

                                □                                                    □
to be briefed by a
local respiratory Yes                  No, I will make my own arrangements
physiologist?

                               □            □          □            □          □
Preferred date
November           14th              15th       16th         17th       18th
Preferred time            START                               FINISH
Employer                  Name:
Communications            Telephone (inc. mobile):
contact                   Email:
       Please return to: scienceinhealth@carlson-europe.com
                            Fax: 0208 875 3885


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HEALTHCARE SCIENTISTS:2005 CASE STUDY FORM
You must be willing to be interviewed and/or photographed by the media, featured in NHS
Careers/Healthcare Science publications or in campaign press releases. We will not pass on
your details to anyone without having contacted you first in each case.
  Name
  Career Group               Eg. Life Science or Clinical Physiology or Clinical Engineering and
                             Physical Science:
  Job Title
  Employer
  Department
  Day time Tel
  Mobile
  Email
  Photo attached    YES                                                NO
  Brief career/work
  background




  Private passions
  or Your best bit
  Eg. Outside work, do you
  have a hobby or interest
  that you are passionate
  about? Are you a singer,
  artist   or    sculptor,
  marathon runner, deep
  sea diver or rabbit
  breeder? Let us know!
  Or
  What do you love most
  about your work?
  Department                 Name:
  Manager                    Telephone:
                             Email:
  Employer                   Name:
  Communications             Telephone:
  contact                    Email:

                     Please return to bev.bailey@uk.com
                    or call 0208 870 4301 for more details


Healthcare Science Week 2005                                                                   27
 STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITY LEADS 2005

SHA REGION               e-mail address                     Telephone no.
Avon, Glos and Wilts     Julie.richards@swpsha.nhs.uk
                         (Diagnostic Workforce Lead for
                         AGW, Dorset and Somerset and
                         South West Peninsula)              01392 678 137 or 01395
                                                            342 569 or 07887 834
                         Lynn.cowan@agw-wdc.nhs.uk          695
                         (BMS lead)
                                                            01249 858 680
                         Sue.whitehead@salisbury.nhs.uk
                                                            01722 429 206 or 07770
                                                            312 832
Beds and Herts           gloria.barber@bhsha.nhs.uk         01727 792 977/ or 07775
                                                            683 594
Birmingham & Black       Kate.edwards@bbcha.nhs.uk          0121 695 2222
Country
Cheshire       and       Jacqueline.gould@cmha.nhs.uk       01925 406 104 /
Merseyside               Julie.bond@nhs.net                 07879 840 407
Co Durham and            Bill.batchelor@cdtvha.nhs.uk       01642 666 700
Tees Valley
                         Debi.hipkins@cdtv-wdc.nhs.uk       01642 352 217
Cumbria          and     Caroline.waterworth@clha.nhs.uk    01772 64 5757
Lancashire
                         Clare.hughes@clha.nhs.uk           01772 645 700
Dorset           and     Lyn.foley@dsha.nhs.uk              01935 384 127 or 07789
Somerset                                                    371 883

                         Julie.richards@swpsha.nhs.uk       01392 678 137 or 01395
                                                            342 569 or 07887 834
                                                            695

                         Giovanna.edwards@dsha.nhs.uk       01935 384 094 0r 07979
                         (Workforce recruitment lead)       851 397
Essex                    judith.croot@essexwdc.nhs.uk       01245 397 787
                                                            07796 260430
Greater Manchester       Helen.liggett@gmsha.nhs.uk         0161 237 2073
                         National Planning Team
Hampshire and Isle       David.mcclellan@hants-wdc.co.uk    01962 893 773
of Wight
Kent and Medway          Jo Barnes                          01622 795 779
                         Jbarnes@nhs.net

                         Christine.porter@kentmedway.nhs.
                         uk (PA)
Leicester, Northants     Dianne.panter@lnrwdc.nhs.uk        0116 295 7597
and Rutland
N and E Yorkshire        Sheila.duckett@neynlwdc.nhs.uk     01904 420 322
and N Lincolnshire


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Norfolk, Suffolk and     Paul.steward@nscsha.nhs.uk
Cambs
   NORFOLK               Ross.collett@nscsha.nhs.uk         01603 421 196
   SUFFOLK               Jo.burrows@nscsha.nhs.uk           01473 704 282
   CAMBS                 Jenny.maine@nscsha.nhs.uk          01733 466 622
London          North    gary.dakin@nclwdc.nhs.uk           0207 756 2660
Central                                                     07766 763 718
London North East        Chris.houghton@nelondon.nhs.uk,    020 7655 6714
                         Pan-London         Lead/National
                         Planning Team
London North West        Moira.wilson@nwlwdc.nhs.uk         0207 756 2777
Northumberland,          Sam.malik@ntwsha.nhs.uk            NTGH: 0191 293 22592
Tyne & Wear                                                 SHA: 0191 210 6480
                                                            M: 07973 256 228

Shropshire     and       dawn.probert@sasha.nhs.uk          01785 25 22 33
Staffordshire
London South East        Sarah.coleby@selwdc.nhs.uk         0207 593 0100

London South West        Christine.chapman@swlha.nhs.uk     0208 545 7156
                         National Planning Team
South Yorkshire          Jenny.horner@sysha.nhs.uk          0114 226 4458
                         Jacky.mason@sysha.nhsuk            0114 226 4458
South           West     Elaine.stratford@swpsha.nhs.uk     01392 678 124
Peninsula     (Devon
and Cornwall)            Julie.richards@swpsha.nhs.uk
                                                            01392 678 137 or 01395
                                                            342 569 or 07887 834
                                                            695
Surrey and Sussex        Liz.gambrell@sysxha.nhs.uk
                         Amanda.allen@sysxha.nhs.uk
Thames Valley            Denise.greenspan@tvha.nhs.uk       01865 336 926
Trent                    Simon.brewer@trentconfed.nhs.uk    01623 819374
                         HCS Ambassador Lead/National
                         Planning Team
West         Midlands    Emma.ennis@wmsha.nhs.uk            01527 587 609
South                                                       01527 587 581
                         Toni.rowley@wmsha.nhs.uk
                                                            01527 587 580 or 07795
                                                            841 188
West Yorks               Louise.sanderson@westyorks.nhs.    0113 295 2033/ 0795
                         uk                                 847 5140




 Healthcare Science Week 2005                                                        29
ORGANISATIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

SETnet and SETPOINTS
The Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics Network (SETNET) is a UK-
wide charity that promotes Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
awareness, especially among young people.


SETNET aims to help ensure there is a flow of well-motivated, high quality people
going from schools into Science Technology Engineering and Maths careers and
prepare young people for the technological world they live in.


Science and Engineering Ambassadors - SEAs are individuals who have a background
in an interest in Science, Engineering, Technology or Mathematics, and want to help
inspire and excite children and young people about the possibilities these subjects and
careers can bring. Why not encourage your scientists to sign up for the SET
Ambassadors Scheme during Healthcare Science Awareness Week?


You can find details of your local SETPOINT at         www.setnet.org.uk or you
can email liz.willcocks@setnet.org.uk (0207 557 6419).


Connexions Partnerships provide impartial advice, guidance, support and personal
development opportunities for all 13-19 year olds, continuing up to age 25 for young people with
disabilities. Every young person has access to a Connexions Personal Adviser (PA) to help them
navigate their way through decisions about studying, jobs, careers, and the general complexities of
growing up. The intention is to provide a personalised service that gives each young person the
necessary level of support to get the best possible start in life – whether it‟s advice about what GCSE
subjects are best for a particular job, or support to deal with complex issues like bullying or drug misuse.


Connexions PAs are based in a range of locations including schools, colleges, Connexions Centres and
in an increasing number of multi-agency „One Stop shops‟; many rural areas also have a mobile
Connexions Centre. Connexions is strongly involved in the developing Children‟s Trusts, working closely
with colleagues in health, education and social care to ensure that young people‟s needs are kept on the
agenda. Across the country large numbers of young people are involved in the planning, design,
evaluation and governance of their local Connexions service, so the service is constantly improving.
National consumer research has shown that over 90% of young people are satisfied with Connexions,
and they trust the advice received.



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You can find the address of the main office of your local Connexions Partnership on the website of
NACP, the Connexions Partnerships‟ Association: www.nacp.co.uk. You will also find links to each
Connexions Partnership‟s own website, each of which has a wide range of information for young people.
If you haven‟t already done so, do get in touch with your local Connexions Partnership office to see how
you can work together – for example, many Partnerships keep an up-to-date database of local job
vacancies, or you might be able to establish a hotlink from the Partnership website to the job
opportunities section on your Trust‟s website.


Strong relationships between your local Connexions Partnerships and you as a local employer can help
you to fill job vacancies quickly with the right young people, as well as providing local trend data. You
might be able to offer work experience or work-based learning that will help a young person to learn new
skills and gain confidence as a first step to a career in the NHS.


Another very useful website is www.connexions.gov.uk, the Connexions Gateway. This has a section for
people who work with young people as well as a link into Connexions Direct, the young people‟s advice
and information site.


So if you haven‟t already done so, get in touch with your local Connexions Partnership office to see how
you can work together, not only for Healthcare Science Week, but in the future.




                                                  There are now nine regional pilot projects under the
umbrella of the HEFCE/ Department for Education and Skills/ Learning and Skills Council's "Aimhigher"
intitiative which brings together two major outreach programmes (Partnerships for Progression and
Excellence Challenge). The projects are part-funded by the Department of Health.


East of England: Young People into Health profession
Targeting young people aged 14-19 from groups which are under-represented in Higher Education. The
proposal will build on pilot work under the NHSU‟s Open Road scheme, and encourage mentoring.
Contact details:Project Direct Lesley.thompson@hotmail.co.uk         07786 263 795


East Midlands: Aimhigher healthcare for the East Midlands: Delivering a diverse health and social care
workforce
Aims to increase the diversity of the student profile in allied health professional education programmes.
Will deliver a strategic approach to diverse recruitment in the East Midlands
Contact details: d.a.coppock@lboro.ac.uk (Dave Coppock)              01509 22 3763




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London: Widening participation in health professions among lower socio-economic groups in the
London                                                                                             region
Specifically seeks to engage African Caribbean students, students who pursue vocational study, parents,
teachers and admissions staff, as well as disadvantaged young people who have traditionally been
excluded from progression. See www.theadviceclinic.org
Contact details: Jon Parry, jparry@rvc.ac.uk         020 7468 5219


North East: Common Access framework for the health sector
Developing a regional framework for current staff who do not hold professional qualifications within the
healthcare sector in order to provide identified vocational progression pathways within key shortage
areas.


Working with STEPS contribute to the regional infrastructure to give cohesion and coherence to activities
designed to raise aspirations and attainment of young people in schools, further education and
workplace learning who are from under-represented groups and who have the potential for a career in
healthcare.
Contact details: Shona Paul - S.Paul@unis4ne.ac.uk, 0191 516 4405


North West: Increasing access to employment in the NHS - a community engagement approach
ms to increase access to vocational healthcare education among disadvantaged young people in the
North West, using community engagement approach and mentoring
Contact details: Christine Edmunds, christine.edmunds@chester.ac.uk 01606 869 257 or Jez Buffin,
jbuffin@uclan.ac.uk 01772 89 2780


South East: Aimhigher South East . NHS progression pathways – a framework for change
The underpinning objectives for this project are to develop interventions to widen access, and to provide
opportunities to develop the workforce in skills shortage areas.


This Region encompasses 4 Strategic Health Authorities. (Kent & Medway, Surrey & Sussex, Hampshire
& Isle of Wight, and Thames Valley) The area is home to over eight million people and is the largest
region in the UK, making this a very ambitious and complex project. Each SHA area has local needs and
priorities, and is engaging with a wide range of agencies and professional groups. Activities are planned
to raise awareness and aspirations for progression into Health and Care careers, primarily within the 13-
30 age range. Partners are very keen to develop links with interested agencies and would welcome
contact to explore potential collaborative activity .www.hese.ac.uk/Aimhigher
Contact       details:   Mary    Somerville,     Regional          Healthcare   Strand   Manager      on
marysomerville@hese.ac.uk 0208 844 1739




Healthcare Science Week 2005                                                                          32
South West: Opening doors: the key to healthcare professions
To raise awareness and widen access for people who would not normally consider entering the
healthcare professions. Aims to provide opportunities for those who lack formal educational qualifications
to acquire qualifications and skills that will enable them to enter HE courses relevant to healthcare. In
addition, the strand will provide taster activities to encourage, inspire and motivate those from the target
groups to enter courses leading towards HE relevant to healthcare. The region has adopted a devolved
approach with a Regional and three Area Coordinators.
Contact details: Shelley Rider, Regional Coordinator, shelley.rider@uwe.ac.uk 0117 328 3876.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Raising aspirations and attainment of school years 9-13 in order to widen
participation in medicine, professions allied to medicine, health science, nursing and midwifery
This will build on existing health related outreach activity being undertaken by Excellence Challenge in
Leeds. It will address the lack of diversity and the narrow socio-economic backgrounds of applicants to
medicine and professions allied to it.
Contact details: Kath Bridger - K.Bridger@yorkshireuniversities.ac.uk, 0113 343 2746 or Lynda Ross-
Field, lynda.ross-field@leedsth.nhs.uk 0113 206 4223 or 07843 758 187


West Midlands: Raising the profile (vocational, work-placed and community-placed learners 16-30)
This will raise the aspirations of learners already in the workplace, on vocational courses and in the
community with particular reference to under-represented groups.
Contact details: Vivien Wylie - V.Wylie@wlv.ac.uk, 01902 824422; david.round@wlv.ac.uk; (Sarah)
s.e.hough@wlv.ac.uk; Marketing and Comms – karen.mandefield@wlv.ac.uk




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