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Stephen Rosevear (Cogent SSC) - developing skills in life science nhs scientists in context hcs15

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Stephen Rosevear's presentation to the Monday session of the Chief Scientific Officer's #HCS15 2015 Annual Conference

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Stephen Rosevear (Cogent SSC) - developing skills in life science nhs scientists in context hcs15

  1. 1. Developing Skills in Life Science: NHS Scientists in Context Stephen Rosevear Cogent Skills
  2. 2. A Broader Message • Stop thinking in Silos: – Those innovating throughout the BioEconomy – Inclusive not restrictive – people as agents of change
  3. 3. A Wider Context…
  4. 4. A Wider Context …
  5. 5. Some Issues: The Industry Perspective • National workforce modelling • Talked to employers, HEIs, professional bodies, learned societies and providers • One to one consultations with senior executives Quantity and quality issues: • Technicians and a new vocational entry route • Appropriate statistical and mathematical knowledge and ability • The need for strong interdisciplinary collaboration – ensuring ideas and good practice spread throughout the value chain • The importance of practical skills at all levels and competencies – with an emphasis on adaptability, technical prowess and commerciality • An ability to reconcile skill to rapid structural and organisational change
  6. 6. Some Themes • In general skills will be ‘higher’, ‘wider’ and more interdisciplinary • A greater level of scientific project management and working in cross- functional teams • The influx of large volumes of newly skilled people, the need for greater interdisciplinary awareness, retirement replacement demand, and new project working models, will all create development needs • This is to be expected for a rapidly changing sector • Particular stress is likely to be placed on those working between populations
  7. 7. How to achieve this? • Working through the existing skills system? • Working through a new skills system – the Science Industry Partnership (SIP)? • Modernising Scientific Careers
  8. 8. Science Industry Partnership Science industry employers taking ownership of skills • £52 million Government/industry co-investment in science industry talent • Led by GSK and supported by over 100 UK based science companies and a SIP Board • New solutions for new skills; end-to-end skills and training programmes • Fully supported and facilitated by Cogent Skills, expert skills partner

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