What We Do

Healthcare Science  - driving forward innovation in healthcare for the benefit of patients


The NHS North West Healthcare Science Network is a professional network created in 2004 to support, promote, develop and represent the Healthcare Science workforce of over 7000 Healthcare Scientists in the North West.

The network represents over 45 different specialisms of scientist across 3 broad divisions  - Life Science, Physiological Science and Physical Science and Engineering.

Since 2005 we have expanded to cover Cheshire and Merseyside, South Cumbria and Lancashire as well as Greater Manchester.

Our North West Healthcare Science Network is currently focusing on the following workstreams:

  • Modernising Scientific Careers
  • Innovation
  • Leadership Development
  • Science and Society agenda
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Workforce planning