Our Entrepreneurs: Charlotte Quinn

Meet #OurEntrepreneurs. Introducing Charlotte Quinn, a Registered Nurse and part of our Northern Ireland Cohort for 2022

Tell us a bit about yourself 

I work in the acute hospital setting as a registered nurse in coronary care and of recent in cardiovascular specialist practice.  I am interested in enterprise and innovation. Before nursing I worked for Local Authorities within economic development and in export and business development for the mechanical engineering sector.  

Name: Charlotte Quinn NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Cohort 6

Occupation: Registered Nurse, Northern Ireland

Why did you apply to the programme and what are you looking forward to? 

A colleague involved with health innovation emailed details about the CEP programme. After reading about its unique position in bringing together healthcare workers with solutions to meet healthcare challenges, I was convinced this was a wonderful opportunity that could help explore and bring to fruition many ideas and develop my entrepreneurial thinking. 

In 2016 I was awarded the Mona Grey Nursing Research Award for a research proposal based on the development of a Health Innovation App. 

When I spoke about the CEP programme to my family, the sentiments of my late father were that this was a programme to apply for!  

The CEP programme will help develop my entrepreneurial skills and build expertise in developing healthcare innovations. I hope it will provide opportunities to work collaboratively and solve healthcare challenges. I’m looking forward to sharing ideas and learning from a group of like-minded peers from a vast range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets.  

Tell us about your innovation  

My main focus is disease prevention, and improving patient autonomy and patient efficacy.  The MyStatus.uk digital business aims to provides people with the opportunity to assess their own health status using evidence-based research and statistics with research-based strategies to improve their health outcomes.  MyStatus.uk uses the most up to date evidence on health and offers health improvement strategies that are specific to the person, and always research based.  

What motivates you? 

I’m motivated by the desire to improve health for all people, in all stages of life, and within the full spectrum of health.  My aim is to help people access research-based evidence to assess their health status and health behaviours, apply this to their unique experience in life, and empower them with the knowledge and guidance to make informed decisions about their well-being.  

How can we find out more?

For more information, please reach out to: hello@mystatus.uk

Charlotte is part of our Northern Ireland Cohort for 2022. The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is proud to be working in partnership with HIRANI and Invest NI to extend the programme to healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland. To find out more, please get in touch.


Published by Lucy Dentice

Deputy Programme Manager for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.