Applications open for clinical entrepreneur programme

Published: 13 March 2019 Ezine

Suzanne Rastrick, chief allied health professions officer, and Tony Young, national clinical innovation lead, from NHS England have officially announced the next wave of the clinical entrepreneur programme.

NHS staff who want to develop and scale their most innovative ideas for patient benefit are encouraged to apply.

The prestigious programme was launched in 2016 and offers places to professionals, through a competitive process, who have ‘developed clinical innovations to improve patient care and support service redesign through commercial and non-commercial enterprises.’

Managed by NHS England and Health Education England, the programme has been developed with clinicians, academics and industry partners.

The curriculum covers setting up and running a small business, attracting investors, applying for funding and ensuring appropriate corporate governance.

Support includes:
- Mentoring and coaching
- Access to educational ‘pit stops’
- Customer matching
- Possible placements/internships

Applications will be accepted until 29 March and interviews will be held May/June 2019 for a September start.

You must submit a CV, two references focusing on your entrepreneurial activity and a one-minute video showing your ‘elevator pitch’.

For more information on the programme and how to apply,follow this link.