20 / 3 / 2017 Midnight
During 10-19 March, NHS trusts up and down the country embraced Healthcare Science week 2017, an annual celebration designed to lift the lid on the work of healthcare scientists and raise the profile of healthcare science as a career.
New shared learning
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) was just one of the many organisations to share its healthcare science specialisms with the public. Find out what the trust did during this year's celebratory week by reading a blog from trainee scientists Hannah Robinson and Joseph Shaw which captures the great activities from one of the trust's events. The trust also works hard to raise the profile of healthcare science by organising work experience for young people and other outreach events. Find out more by reading the shared learning from GOSH.
What took place on social media
We used our social media platforms and #hcsweek17 to promote the week. Visit our 2017 storify social media round-up to appreciate the efforts that went into this year's activity. From interactive trust foyer events to school visits and presentations, lead scientists, ambassadors and the science workforce pulled out the stops to showcase the wonderful work scientists do which often touches every stage of a patient pathway.
Healthcare Science Week 2018
It's not too early to start planning your 2018 activity - now is the ideal time to secure time in people's diaries and start thinking about what you could do next year to celebrate and inspire your local communities. If you didn't take part this year but would like to in 2018, please visit our campaign
section for lots more information, including the 2017 activity calendar.