Join TSR now and get answers to all your questions about uniSign up now

biomedical scientist NHS Watch

    • Thread Starter

    what type of a biomedical scientist in the NHS would you say interacts with patients?

    I'm thinking of transferring from sport rehabilitation to healthcare science, as I found that sport rehab wouldn't open many doors. on the future prospects for healthcare science, I found that I can register for HCPC and work as a biomedical scientist in the NHS, however I would really want to be interacting with patients, which is why I wanted to do physiotherapy in the first place, but wasn't able to do I did sport rehab.

    can someone please shine some light on this. thank yo7

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor

    Have you looked at job profiles and case studies of these professions? They're all available online.

    I currently work in Microbiology as a Biomedical Scientist and we have no patient contact.

    Some areas of biochemistry I believe have some patient contact, albeit barely notable, when they do their 24 hour urine tests when they have to tell the patient what they require but I believe they have their AP's do this (Band 3-4) instead of the Biomedical Scientist's (Band 5+).

    None of the pathology areas have any patient contact really.
How are you feeling about Results Day?
Useful resources

Quick Link:

Unanswered Life Sciences Threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.