We are very grateful for the support of the following sponsors and organisations:

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     Faculty of Public Health

The UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is committed to improving and protecting people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. Our vision is for better health for all, where people are able to achieve their fullest potential for a healthy, fulfilling life through a fair and equitable society. We work to promote understanding of public health issues and to drive improvements in public health policy and practice. With over 3,900 members and associates we work to develop knowledge and understanding, and to promote excellence in the field of public health across allied health professionals and the entire public health workforce. www.fph.org.uk



Public Health England

PHE exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. It does this through advocacy, partnerships, world-class science, knowledge and intelligence, and the delivery of specialist public health services. PHE is an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health. For more information on PHE visit www.gov.uk/phe or follow us on Twitter .


NHS Employers

NHS Employers is the recognised voice of employers in the NHS, supporting them to put patients first. We help employers make sense of current and emerging healthcare issues, provide the latest workforce thinking and expert opinion, and share knowledge and best practice. Our comprehensive range of guidance encourages positive change among the NHS workforce to provide the best service for patients, and is easily accessible via our high profile campaigns and resources.   


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The National Institute for Health Research 

The Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) programme is funded by Health Education England who work in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research, who manage the programme. The ICA programme provides a pathway for non-medical healthcare professions to develop a clinical academic career. For further information, visit the NIHR website (www.nihr.ac.uk/hee-ica).  Health Education England’s (HEE) purpose is to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. For further information, visit the HEE website (www.hee.nhs.uk).

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): improving the health and wealth of the nation through research. Established by the Department of Health, the NIHR:

  • funds high quality research to improve health
  • trains and supports health researchers
  • provides world-class research facilities
  • works with the life sciences industry and charities to benefit all
  • involves patients and the public at every step.

For further information, visit the NIHR website (www.nihr.ac.uk).


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The Scottish Government

The devolved Government for Scotland is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport. Our purpose is to focus Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth. www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/health



The Guardian 

Guardian Jobs uses innovative audience targeting that allows recruiters to capitalise on the Guardian’s huge online reach. We connect your vacancies to relevant, high quality candidates within the health sector (including 369,000 monthly browsers of our healthcare network, a dedicated editorial space for news, comment and analysis).

Tell us your challenge today, email  or call


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The Department of Health, established by the Departments Act (NI) 2016, encompasses the functions of the former Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS). The Department has three main business responsibilities: Health and Social Care (HSC), which includes policy and legislation for hospitals, family practitioner services and community health and personal social services; Public Health, which covers policy, legislation and administrative action to promote and protect the health and well-being of the population; and Public Safety, which  covers policy and legislation for fire and rescue services. www.health-ni.gov.uk




Viapath is a unique partnership of clinical, scientific and operational expertise, with a mission to transform pathology services in the UK with state of the art tests to support clinicians to create better treatments and outcomes for their patients.

The strategy of the organisation is to provide best practice tests across all pathology disciplines to hospitals, GPs and research organisations. Viapath is majority owned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The integration of clinician, scientist and laboratory is central to our philosophy .

Viapath has created an Innovation Academy to foster a dynamic, forward-looking culture. Its aim is to foster new and better ways to provision high-volume pathology as well as specialist reference testing.


Wales  The Welsh Government

The Welsh Government’s areas of responsibility include the economy, health, education, and  local government in Wales. Welsh Ministers make decisions which affect people’s daily lives, develop and implement policy, make subordinate legislation such as regulations and statutory guidance and propose Assembly Measures (Welsh laws). 



Macmillan Cancer Support is proud to sponsor 2018 Advancing Healthcare Awards. Macmillan recognises the critical role of AHPs in providing rehabilitation across the cancer pathway and in driving redesign, ensuring safe, sustainable and effective services. Cancer can affect someone’s whole life. Macmillan provides practical, financial and emotional support, and campaigns for better cancer care. As more people are diagnosed, they need support throughout and beyond their cancer journey. Our goal is to complement and enhance the outstanding work of health and social care professionals and be there for everyone who needs us. You can get involved at macmillan.org.uk/patientsupport


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With over 20,000 members in over 30 countries, the Institute of Biomedical Science is the leading professional body for biomedical scientists, support staff and students. For over 100 years we have been dedicated to the promotion, development and delivery of excellence in biomedical science within all aspects of healthcare, and providing the highest standards of service to patients and the public.

By supporting our members in their practice of biomedical science we set quality standards for the profession through: training, education, assessments, examinations and continuous professional development.


Health Services Laboratories

Health Services Laboratories (HSL) is a progressive partnership between The Doctors Laboratory, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (the Royal Free London) and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). It combines The Doctors Laboratory’s long standing, specialist pathology expertise with the Royal Free London and UCLH’s internationally recognised heritage of continual research, development and academic excellence. Its purpose is to deliver medically-led diagnostics, focussing on excellent levels of service while also delivering efficiencies to healthcare through careful workforce planning, pioneering technology, and significant investment in infrastructure and IT.


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Chroma is the UK’s leading national provider of specialist arts therapy, using music, drama and visual arts to help people of all ages facing issues ranging from neurological damage such as dementia through to emotional and social problems. Chroma’s partners include schools, hospitals, local councils, businesses and individuals, and it has strong links with leading arts therapy organisations and research universities across the world, often acting as a leader in pioneering new techniques, such as Neurologic Music Therapy. Chroma were a 2017 Advancing Healthcare Award winner.


Chamberlain Dunn Learning 

Chamberlain Dunn Learning (formerly GateHouse), with over 20 years experience, delivers bespoke learning and development programmes to public and third sector organisations and specialises in management, leadership, personal skills, finance and budgets, and project management. Its 20 strong faculty of course leaders and associates are all highly experienced in these sectors. 



Academy for Healthcare Science

The Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) brings together the UK’s diverse and specialised scientific community who work across the health and care system and the academic sector to speak with one clear voice. The Academy’s exists to:

· Provide one clear voice for healthcare science

· Influence and inform the health and care system on healthcare science and scientific services

· Provide engagement and support for wider strategic scientific initiatives

· Act as the overarching body for issues related to education, training and development,

including standards and quality assurance.