Knowledge Transfer Partnership

The Chief Scientific Officer’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Programme offers a unique opportunity for clinical leaders and aspiring leaders in their field to build long-term partnerships between clinical, research and industry teams.

Through collaboration at a senior level with partner organisations across the UK’s National Measurement System (NMS) and National Accreditation Body (UKAS), and by facilitating early interaction and knowledge exchange, the programme aims to speed up the identification and dissemination of high value new approaches to improving patient outcomes and increasing efficiency, while also promoting economic growth and inward investment in the Life Sciences.

The closing date for applications is Friday 5 November 2021.

For more information, please go to


Message from Kelly St Pier:

I am delighted and extremely proud to announce that, through innovation and cutting-edge technology, Young Epilepsy is revolutionising the diagnostic experience for children with epilepsy.

Today we are launching our new diagnostic suite at the Neville Childhood Epilepsy Centre here on campus.

This wonderful new facility includes the world’s first wearable brain scanning system designed specifically for children called OPM-MEG.

Working with our research and design partners, our Health and Research teams at Young Epilepsy have built the first wearable MEG system of its kind which, along with a family room and sensory garden, has the potential to transform the diagnostic experience for children and their families.

Initially, Young Epilepsy will be the only clinical setting where this new OPM-MEG diagnostic service will be available. However, once clinical trials are complete and the system is fully tested, we will have pioneered the use of this technology in children and young people with complex needs, ready for it to be adopted across the UK and the world.

We plan to commence clinical evaluation this autumn shortly after the room is fully functioning. This will determine the technical and clinical protocols for the use of this technology in children, young people and adults. These protocols will be developed with children and young people with complex needs from the start rather than adapted for them at a later stage.

To find out more please visit  


Kelly St. Pier

Clinical Scientist (Neurophysiology)

Young Epilepsy


Urgent message for members

Message from Rachel Hutchings:

Important Update of Neurophysiology STP intake for 2022

Dear Membership
It has come to my attention that several members are unaware of the changes to the Neurophysiology STP curriculum which come into effect from September 2022. This is important as expressions of interest must be in by midnight on 30th September.
From September 2022, the Neurophysiology curriculum includes first year rotations in Cardiology and Respiratory Physiology as well as maintaining the Clinical Assessment and Investigations. The rotations can now be between four and eight weeks. Details of what needs to be covered are available in the National School of Healthcare Science curriculum library
The specialist Neurophysiology curriculum content has also changed.
The curriculum was launched on 2nd July 2021 and details should have gone to everyone who has had an STP previously. This also followed a consultation with the profession that should have gone to anyone engaged with the School through STP delivery. My apologies if this passed people by. I am happy to answer any questions regarding the new curriculum.
Kind regards
Rachel Hutchings
Chair of ANS Education and Curriculum Review Lead

Upcoming Webinars for Members

Dates for your diaries.

These will be held as a Zoom meeting.  Log in details will be sent via email… please ensure we have your current email address.

Previous webinars are available to our membership through this website. Once you are logged in please visit the Membership > Resources and Member Benefits > Presentations.


Thank you to all our volunteer speakers and Stuart for arranging these talks.  

Please note the start times may vary for these presentations.
Would you like to present a Zoom Webinar? If so, please contact Stuart Lodwick.

Equality and Diversity 

Reflections of an STP Alumni and member of the Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Student Trainee Network.

If anyone needs to speak to an ANS representative with respect to E&D please get in touch with either Shajia or Danielle. 

Science Council launches Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0 – The Science Council

The aim of the Framework is to support professional bodies to: Track performance and progress on D&I against four levels of good practice, where level one is the starting point and level four the highest level of good practice.


ANS Members

Did you know we are producing videos in order to help keep you up to date? Once you are logged in to this website head over to the Membership > Resources and Member Benefits > Presentations page to view the list of videos and passwords.

Update on the ANS Standalone Exams

We are now in a position to offer Standalone EEG exams. These will be undertaken using a virtual platform set up by the host department.

If you are currently awaiting an EEG exam,  or are planning one in the near future, please contact me to discuss the new arrangements and set a date.

Please be aware we do now have a backlog, but will endeavour to undertake exams as soon as we can.

Any queries please feel free to contact me:

Ann Harvey

  • Log in to watch the latest WBA update video in the Resources and Member benefits section of the website.  

Recognising the vital role of healthcare scientists, clinical physiologists and technologists

The RCP has today published a statement outlining the vital, and often under-appreciated, role of healthcare scientists, clinical physiologists and technologists in delivering excellent patient care.

It points to the key contributions this workforce has made in tackling the first COVID-19 wave, and will continue to make as we face the likelihood of a second COVID-19 wave on top of normal winter pressures.

Read the full release here

Getting It Right First Time in the NHS

Is your department aware of the ‘new’ drive for NHS improvement? More details will appear on the IQIPS page of this site. In the meantime, please visit the NHS improvement website.

Applications for CSci Registrations Open

ANS are pleased to announce that registrations are open for The Science Council’s application process. Visit the Careers page for guidance notes and application forms.

Map of Departments in the UK and Ireland

We rely on our members to ensure this map is kept up to date.  If you are aware of incorrect information in your patch (even if it isn’t the hospital or trust where you work), please contact Ally Tate so the map can be updated/corrected.