NW HCS Workforce Transformation Board 

 Scientific Lead for Cheshire and Merseyside / Senior Chief Biomedical Scientist and Manager

Dave EcclestonMy role on the board is to promote and support Healthcare Scientists in the delivery of local, regional and national priorities and the delivery of Health Education England's North West Team Workforce and Education strategy. This will be achieved by engaging and influencing stakeholders at all levels especially inputting into the workforce planning and education commissioning strategies and by ensuring that we will deliver a flexible and sustainable HCS workforce, fit for purpose through life long learning and development having the right knowledge and skills and holding the right values, attitudes and behaviours. My role also involves the delivery of future innovations and healthcare developments, the fostering of a research and development culture and the dissemination of best practice. My other key role is to ensure that healthcare scientists develop as effective leaders who will have greater influence and parity in the planning and delivery of future healthcare systems.

 Deputy Scientific Lead for Cheshire and Merseyside / Cardio-Respiratory Manager

GinaI am the Cardio-Respiratory Manager and the current Organisational HCS lead at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals. The Trust has an established Trust HCS network and I am also the deputy chair for the Cheshire & Merseyside HCS network and the 2014 Chair for the Cheshire & Merseyside Cardiology Leads group. I'm passionate about HCS , keen to raise the profile of the work healthcare scientists carry out and develop the workforce by promoting and encouraging students to access these exciting , specialised and rewarding professions. I am also keen to get HCSs involved with development and re-design throughout the NHS believing that our scientific mind-set and our diverse and Trust wide involvement is an extremely valuable and at times, untapped resource. "These are exciting and challenging times for healthcare scientists but it is our opportunity to achieve excellence for our patients and staff through great leadership, innovation, sharing, creativity and new technology".

 Scientific Lead for Greater Manchester / Consultant Cardiac Physiologist and Senior Lecturer Manchester Metropolitan University

keith pearceAs a healthcare scientist who is directly involved in providing patient care, I believe I have real shop floor exposure to the vital role healthcare scientists provide within the NHS. This is exactly the reason why I am involved within the NW Healthcare Science Network Workforce Board. Making sense of the impact of national drivers of change and the challenges of implementing these changes whilst being able to represent the whole HCS workforce requires individuals from all areas to be engaged. My simple approach attempts to identify the specific issues/solutions for each of the service providers effected by these changes. In addition to representing HCS in this arena, I also represent my discipline specific area at a national level which offers me the chance to understand not just local NW issues but also the greater national issues, being engaged within these national bodies often provides links to other areas who maybe have been able to offer a solution to implementing changes, by reviewing best practice of others has enabled the local HCS community to rise to these challenges. I am currently the Greater Manchester scientific lead for the NW HCS network and will work with all organisations across the region to ensure their voice is heard at the workforce board meetings.

 North West Scientific Lead / Scientific Director, Cheshire and Merseyside Genetics Service

Angela DouglasMy Role on HCS Workforce Board includes aiming to provide scientific advice of the highest level to improve the delivery of high quality services. I also aim to provide strong leadership, strategic direction and influence for healthcare science diagnostic services across the NW, working to enhance relationships between healthcare scientists, medical staff and other NHS Professionals to improve patient care, R&D and innovation. I support the workforce and leadership development of healthcare scientists, taking responsibility for promoting the development of best practice and adoption of innovation in new models of service delivered by healthcare scientists. 

 Lay Representative

John LordI recently retired as Blood Sciences Manager at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and my role on the Board now is as a Lay Representative. Until my retirement I was Chair of the Cumbria and Lancashire HCS Network and was also Chair of the NW MSC Oversight Board. During my 39 year career as a HCS in the NHS I was actively involved with promotion of Healthcare Science, Workforce Planning, recruitment and selection as well as education and training liaison with the local HEI's. I was also involved in the creation of the STP MSc Clinical Science: Blood Science Curricula and Work Based Learning Programme Guide.

 North West Modernising Scientific Careers Implementation Programme Manager

Nick FJMy professional background is Audiology and, as a former clinician, I am passionate to ensure that the outcome of my work is patient centred and contributes to improvements in care and delivery of quality patient outcomes. I have experience of working in higher education, NHS, third and private sector. Training, education and development have always been central to my roles. As Clinical Tutor at The University of Manchester I played a major role creating the clinical placement infrastructure to support the newly developed BSc Audiology programme. My previous roles include Business Manager for the National Leadership Council and I am currently seconded from the post of Programme Manager for Senior Clinical Leadership Development at the NHS North West Leadership Academy. I led the North West Senior Clinical Leadership Review and the subsequent development of the Senior Clinician's Role Profile and leadership development programmes. My current role is managing the implementation of Modernising Scientific Careers in the North West covering all levels of academic programme across all divisions of healthcare science.

 North West Workforce Programme Support Officer

Lisa deakinPrior to joining the NHS in 2009 I worked as an administration assistant in various private healthcare insurance organisations. My role is secretariat to the North West Healthcare Science Network Workforce Board.

 North West Healthcare Science Workforce Lead

Helen LiggettI developed an interest in training Healthcare Scientists through my background as a Clinical Scientist in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. I joined Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority in 2005 after setting up the Healthcare Science Network in 2004. My role as North West Healthcare Science Workforce Lead means I now represents all Healthcare Scientists across the North West. My role is to represent all 45 specialisms of Healthcare Scientist for workforce and education workstreams, locally, regionally and nationally. I have also developed strong links with the Department of Health and the Chief Scientific Officer Prof. Sue Hill and collaborate with them on a wide range of projects. I am national lead for Healthcare Science week. I was delighted to win "Healthcare Science Ambassador of the Year 2012" at the Chief Scientific Officers Leadership event in London in May 2012.

 Scientific and Technical Training Coordinator

Amanda McNanusI am currently employed by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) as an Education and Training Consultant. I develop and deliver specialist training programmes to NHSBT staff and staff from wider NHS. My main area of expertise is Transfusion Science and I am a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist.