Applications open for Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

Applications open for Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

March 7, 2019

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is now open to applications for 2019.

The educational workforce development programme, managed jointly by NHS England and Health Education England, has been designed for clinicians and NHS staff who want to develop and scale their most innovative ideas for patient benefit.

The programme has already supported over 360 healthcare professionals from a range of diverse backgrounds and NHS England wants to provide this exceptional opportunity to even more people.

The curriculum covers all aspects of setting up and running a small business, including attracting investors, applying for funding, and ensuring appropriate corporate governance. Support on the programme includes:

  • Mentoring and coaching – from an acclaimed international faculty including commercial and public sector, financial, clinical, academic, and managerial leaders and achievers;
  • Access to a series of educational ‘pit stops’ offering bespoke practical sessions on a range of key commercial topics;
  • Customer matching – establishing relationships with providers/customers to deliver pre-commercial procurement opportunities; and
  • Possible entrepreneurial placements/internships – with industry, charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations with both partner-funded and self-funding options.

Applications must include a CV, two references focusing on your entrepreneurial activity (for trainees: one of these needs to be a supporting letter from your own Training Lead) and a one-minute video showing your ‘elevator pitch’ for your developing clinical innovation. Applications close on 29th March 2019 and the programme will commence in September 2019.

Find out more about the programme and how to apply on NHS England’s Clinical Entrepreneur Programme webpage or by attending an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme – Prospective Applicant Webinar on 8th March 2019 at 12 noon (please register here).



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