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3rd October 2022
Do you have an idea you wish to develop and scale for patient benefit? The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme might be for you! The DHI are delighted to announce 10 funded places for Scottish applicants to the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, which is a free, year-long entrepreneurial workforce development programme open to all NHS staff, both clinical and non-clinical.
The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (CEP) is pleased to be working in partnership with Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre Scotland, to offer healthcare professionals from Scotland the opportunity to apply to the CEP.
Budding entrepreneurs can 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 and part of the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC), is the biggest entrepreneurial workforce development programme of its kind. Open to all NHS Scotland staff – both clinical and non-clinical, 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, while retaining staff.
“We are thrilled to announce that, for a second year, the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme will be open to Scottish healthcare professionals. Thanks to our partnership with DHI Scotland and Scottish Enterprise we look forward to supporting budding entrepreneurs, innovators, and creative thinkers from across Scotland.”
PROFESSOR TONY YOUNG OBE, NATIONAL CLINICAL LEAD FOR INNOVATION NHS ENGLAND; PROFESSOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MEDICAL INNOVATION, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY
This year-long programme is free and open to all NHS Scotland staff. The curriculum covers all aspects of setting up and running a small business or being an intrapreneur, including attracting investors, applying for funding, communications, and legal and regulatory considerations. Guidance on 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, bespoke commercial education, customer matching, resources, and development tools and access to a community of like-minded individuals and industry experts.
We are encouraging innovators with great ideas from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply for this exceptional opportunity- could this be you or someone you know?
Applications open 3rd October 2022 and close 30th October 2022
To find out more and to apply visit our website at www.nhscep.com/apply-now
Scottish Announcement – webinar
Join us at the Scottish Launch event webinar on the 11th October 2022 at 6pm to learn more. The webinars will provide key information about the programme, how to apply, plus an opportunity to hear from our entrepreneurs.
To attend please register via the following zoom link.
NHS CEP – Scotland Launch event Link
About the CEP
The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is delivered by Anglia Ruskin University, and part of the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) which brings together industry, government, regulators, patients and the NHS to remove barriers and accelerate the introduction of new ground-breaking treatments and diagnostics which have the potential to transform care.
The programme lasts 12 months, starting in February 2023. The curriculum covers all aspects of setting up and running a small business on being an intrapreneur, including attracting investors, applying for funding, and ensuring appropriate corporate governance.
A dedicated programme on 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.
The Programme curriculum is delivered via:
In addition to this, the programme included customer matching, application and bid support, customer matching and access to the network of like-minded creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and industry experts.
Last year was the first time the programme was open in Scotland, and several entrepreneurs from across the Scotland were selected to take part including Doctors, Surgeons, Dentists, and Medical Students.