New pilot scheme aligned with the NHS CEP

The Health Innovation Placement (HIP) pilot is a new Health Education England Digital Readiness Programme offering which is aligned with the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme delivered by Anglia Ruskin University.

HIP is a new personal development offering for NHS leaders at every level. It is designed to improve digital skills, knowledge, understanding and awareness across the NHS workforce

The HIP aims to improve participants’ understanding of digital development to enable them to lead, improve and transform the healthcare system by extracting the maximum opportunities from technology.

The commitment is part-time and will include access to a number of offerings throughout the year including over 100 hours of direct education events. with complementary workshops / masterclasses; placement time in SMEs; tailored leadership training; and support from a range of mentors.

What are the benefits?

The HIP pilot is designed to:

  • Bring a new mind set to addressing NHS transformation challenges.
  • Enthuse people to embrace digital solutions as the norm.
  • Generate ideas to take back into day-to-day working through learning from practice and experimentation.
  • Create a network of leaders dedicated to driving change from within and who are well-equipped to do so.
  • Form an effective health and care innovation ecosystem with opportunities to work with and learn from external organisations.
  • Provide the skills and knowledge to support future career development.

Who is it for?

The HIP pilot is targeted at an initial cohort of 10-20 clinical and non-clinical leaders from across the NHS who operate within a context and in a role where – either now or in the future – they are required to drive and implement practical transformational change within their organisation or system. 

Applicants keen to broaden their experience need not be board level but they should be able to demonstrate personal and professional credibility and have demonstrable leadership ability. They should have a track record of taking the initiative and should have been exposed to the delivery of successful (or unsuccessful!) projects in the past. They will bring with them diversity of thought and, specifically, a transformational challenge in their workplace that they are invested in and motivated to overcome.  

How to apply? 

The application portal is now open and will close on Sunday 30 January 2022. Those who have submitted an expression of interest will be contacted and invited to make a formal application. New applications are also encouraged. 

Applicants will be asked to submit a 60 second filmed elevator pitch detailing the NHS problem they want to solve and why to support their written application.

Published by Lucy Dentice

Deputy Programme Manager for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.