NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme - applications for cohort 7 now open

Published on 30 August 2022

Learning and development

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 Clinical Entrepreneur programme will be welcoming applications for cohort 7,  from the 3 October 2022.

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, is the biggest entrepreneurial workforce development programme of its kind. Open to all NHS 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.

“It is truly amazing what can happen when you empower the NHS’ most valuable asset: its staff and encourage them to push beyond the bounds of possibility.”

Professor Tony Young OBE, National Clinical Lead for Innovation NHS England; Professor of Entrepreneurship and Medical Innovation, Anglia Ruskin University

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, opportunities, and mentoring.

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.

“The programme gave me access to range or resources and expertise. The opportunity to showcase my innovation to industry experts and contacts in the NHS gave me valuable insight and provide the best ‘shop window’ for the innovation, one could ever hope for. “

Dr Biswajit Chakrabarti, Consultant Respiritory Physician, Director and Lead of Cinical Development at Lunghealth and NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

We are encouraging innovators with greats ideas, at any stage, to apply for this exceptional opportunity- could this be you or someone you know?

To find out more and to apply visit the CEP website.

Applications open 3 October 2022 and close 30 October 2022

Questions can be directed to: [email protected] and you can find CEP on Twitter at: @NHS_CEP