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Our healthcare scientists are essential members of our wider teams, providing specialist knowledge and skills in life science, physiological science and physics and engineering. Delivering life sciences through empath Many of our life science roles are delivered through an exciting partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) called ‘empath’. We set up empath together to provide pathology […]

Our healthcare scientists are essential members of our wider teams, providing specialist knowledge and skills in life science, physiological science and physics and engineering.

Delivering life sciences through empath

Many of our life science roles are delivered through an exciting partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) called ‘empath’.

We set up empath together to provide pathology services across the region and beyond, delivered by specialist laboratories which also support our emergency, in-patient and outpatient care and that at NUH.

Our life science specialists cover areas including clinical biochemistry, clinical genetics, microbiology, histopathology and immunology. Empath carries out more than 25 million pathology tests and serves more than three million patients every year, providing services to around 600 GPs across the East Midlands.

We aim to provide a high quality and comprehensive diagnosis, monitoring and disease management service to our clinical colleagues and their patients.

Find out more about empath here.

Physiological science

Physiological science roles involve working with specialist equipment, advanced technologies and a range of different procedures to evaluate how well different body systems are working.

Our teams help to diagnose abnormalities and support therapeutic intervention and long-term management and care. Specialisms covered include audiological science, cardiac physiology, clinical perfusion, neurophysiology and vascular science.

Physics and engineering

These roles are focused on developing ways to measure what is happening in the body, devising new ways of diagnosing and treating disease, and ensuring any equipment used is functioning safely and effectively.

Specialisms include clinical measurement, medical engineering design, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy physics and reconstructive science and maxillofacial prosthetics.

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