The values for Healthcare Science (HCS) have recently changed and all organisations that employ Healthcare Science staff will need to audit and amend their records on ESR accordingly. These new HCS classifications were introduced into ESR in release 21 at the end of December 2013 and the old values will no longer be available for selection. The new classifications should be applied to existing Positions as soon as possible and with effect from 1st January 2014. The HSCIC will be monitoring the uptake of the new coding scheme from March 2014 until it is fully implemented.
More detail regarding the changes to the ESR in response to these updates to the data standard are available in UN1828, available through ESR Kbase.
Two guidance documents have been published to help with this process;
1) The Healthcare Science Indicative Job Title Guidance document. This contains a list of indicative Job Titles which reflect roles undertaken in Healthcare Science and the recommended Job Role, Area of Work and Occupation Code values.
Healthcare Science Indicative Job Title Coding Guidance v2
2) The Guide to Healthcare Science Workforce Classifications used in ESR.This contains guidance on the usage of Staff Group, Job Role, Area of Work and Occupation Code values for Healthcare Science staff as determined by the National Workforce Data Set (NWD) and made available in the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other systems. It is intended to tie together all other elements of the guidance and we particularly welcome comments on this document which can be incorporated into future updates.
A Guide to Healthcare Science Workforce Classifications used in ESR v2
These guidance documents are intended to be 'living' documents which will be reviewed and updated as required. The HSCIC welcomes any comments, questions and suggestions for additions to these documents. Please get in touch with the HSCIC Workforce team via email@example.com quoting 'Healthcare Science Guidance documents' in your subject line.