NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

Are you an innovator in the NHS? Do you have an idea you wish to develop and scale for patient benefit? The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme might be for you!

The NHS England’s Clinical Entrepreneur programme is open and welcoming applications from a diverse range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals. Budding entrepreneurs can now apply for this ground-breaking programme that is helping bring innovations into the NHS to improve patient care.

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, delivered by Anglia Ruskin University, is the biggest entrepreneurial workforce development programme of its kind. Open to all NHS staff, the programme aims to provide the commercial skills, knowledge and experience needed to successfully develop and spread innovative solutions to the challenges facing the NHS. The curriculum covers all aspects of setting up and running a small business, including attracting investors, applying for funding, and ensuring appropriate corporate governance. A dedicated programme in how to build a start-up – and how to operate in this highly-charged environment – is delivered as a series of educational events attended by industry mentors. The programme aims to allow entrepreneurs to pursue their innovation without having to leave the health service, providing a wider benefit to economic growth through inward investment in the health, social care and life science sectors. As such, the programme currently offers mentoring, networking, bespoke commercial education, customer matching, resources and development tools. We are encouraging innovators with greats ideas from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply for this exceptional opportunity- could this be you or someone you know?

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.
  • Possible entrepreneurial placements/internships – with industry, charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations with both partner-funded and self-funding options.

Who is it aimed at?

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is a free workforce development programme for both clinical and non-clinical NHS staff: Doctors, Dentists, Healthcare Scientists, Nurses and Midwives, Allied Health Professionals and Pharmacists, Managers, and Administrative/ Clerical Staff. We are encouraging applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The recruitment process for Year 6 of the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme will open on the 5th October 2021. For further information and to apply please visit www.nhscep.com