Cardiac Physiologist Workforce

Below are documents relevant to the ongoing issues faced by the cardiac physiologist workforce.

BHRS will aim to keep members up to date  with relevant documents, actions and new developments.

Representation on the BHRS Council

The cardiac physiologists on BHRS council represent the BHRS and cardiac physiology CRM interests at several meetings throughout the year, these include attendance at the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) Physiological Sciences themed board, the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) professional bodies council and the Improving Quality in Physiological Diagnostic Services (IQUIPS) board. Below is a brief summary of each organisation and names of current council representatives.

Cardiac Physiology Workforce Documents

Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England (August 2018)
Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future Consultation Document (March 2018)
Letter to NHS England (Nov 2016)
Response Letter (July 2016)
Appendix 1 (May 2016)
Appendix 2 (May 2016)
Cardiac Physiologist Workforce Options Analysis (May 2016)

National School of Healthcare Science
(NSHCS) Themed Board

The National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) is part of Health Education England (HEE) based in the West Midlands.  It is responsible for implementing the NHS healthcare science (HCS) training programmes and quality assures HCS training and delivery. For cardiac sciences this means they co-ordinate delivery of education and training for the practitioner (PTP), scientist (STP), higher specialist scientist (HSST) training programmes and for the newer apprenticeship route.

Cardiac sciences are one of several specialisms represented at the physiological sciences themed board.  The themed boards held three times a year provide a forum for a wide variety of stakeholders (representatives from professional bodies/groups, higher education institutes, employers and the Academy of Healthcare Science) to contribute to the approach, review and development of current training programmes.

The BHRS represents the interests of BHRS members and the wider cardiac physiology workforce
with respect to matters involving cardiac rhythm management.

The current BHRS representative on this board is Jason Collinson.

For more in depth information about the school, for information on careers in healthcare sciences, current programmes, curricula and for the latest news in HCS visit the NSHCS website.

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Workforce initiation proposal for Accredited Scientific Practice (ASP) programme
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OUR MEMBERS SAY

British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) membership provides up to date information, supports continuing professional development and allows networking opportunities for professionals involved in the provision of high quality arrhythmias care for patients in the UK.

Membership is open to consultants, nurses, physiologists and other allied professionals involved in providing arrhythmia care.

Jason Collinson

BHRS provides a fantastic central resource so we can share ideas and support each other within arrhythmia care

JASON COLLINSON
Angela Hall

The BHRS provides an invaluable section specific to Arrhythmia Nurses where we have access to protocols, guidelines, policies, presentations and training opportunities

ANGELA HALL
Dr Kim Rajappan

Its incredibly invaluable to our field to have access to a multidisciplinary council with the ability to raise concerns and voice opinions

KIM RAJAPPAN