What is Healthcare Science

When you hear healthcare science you may automatically think of a scientist working in a laboratory. However, this is a myth not all healthcare scientists or science team work in laboratory roles!

Healthcare science staff play a vital role in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of a huge number of medical conditions. There are range of different roles in healthcare science from working in a supportive role or in direct contact with patients.

  • There are over 50,000 healthcare scientists working in the NHS and public health services.
  • Their work underpins 80% of all diagnoses.
  • Their role stretches across the whole innovation pathway from academic and translational research, to patient-centred service transformation.