Cohort 8 application dates announced.

Are you interested in applying for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme? Applications will open 2nd October 2023!

Are you a problem solver, creative thinker or innovator in the NHS? Do you have an idea you wish to develop and scale for patient benefit? The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme may be for you!

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur programme will be open and welcoming applications from the 2rd October 2023.

What is the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme?

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, delivered by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), is the biggest entrepreneurial workforce development programme of its kind. Started in 2016, the programme is open to both clinical and non-clinical NHS staff and has supported over 1000 NHS staff to develop their ideas to date.

The programme aims to:

  • Allow entrepreneurs and creative thinkers to pursue their innovation without having to leave the health service.
  • Support the healthcare workforce to develop and scale their most innovative ideas for the benefit of patients, staff and the wider NHS.
  • Develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to successfully develop and spread innovative solutions to the challenges facing the NHS.
  • Provide a wider benefit to economic growth through inward investment in the health, social care and life science sectors.

What do we offer?

The programme lasts 1 year, although many graduates have continued on the programme as Alumni. A dedicated programme on how to build a start-up or develop an intrapreneurial idea is delivered as a series of educational events called pit stops which can be attended either in person or virtually. As a national programme pit stop location will vary and take place across the UK.

The Programme curriculum is delivered via:

Learning

  • Pitstops – 2-day events delivering educational content – blended delivery both online and in person.
  • Workshops and webinars – blended delivery where possible.

Mentoring

  • Mentoring – online and in person
  • 1-2-1 clinics with experts – online and in person
  • Business planning – online and in person

Opportunities

  • International opportunities and trips
  • Company days and pitching opportunities with industry partners.
  • Networking

Community

  • Supportive and inclusive community
  • Access to online community hub
  • Dedicated support team

In addition to this the programme includes customer matching, application and bid support, and access to the network of likeminded creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and industry experts.

The curriculum delivers an immersive, engaging and collaborative blended action-learning experience. The following CPD accredited modules form our core pitstop delivery and are supplemented with additional webinars, events, hackathons and visits.

The Curriculum

The Clinical Entrepreneur Programme provides learning, opportunities, and experiences through which Clinical Entrepreneurs develop the commercial skills and knowledge to accelerate their innovations that will, in turn help transform patient care.

The curriculum delivers an immersive, engaging and collaborative blended action-learning experience. The following CPD accredited modules form our core pitstop delivery and are supplemented with additional webinars, events, hackathons and visits.

  • Healthcare systems and provision
  • Starting Up
  • Legal and Finance
  • Communication
  • Funding and investment
  • Leadership and teams

Who is it open to?

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is a free entrepreneurial workforce development programme for clinical and non-clinical NHS staff. This includes Doctors, Dentists, Healthcare Scientists, Nurses and Midwives, Allied Health Professionals and Pharmacists, Medical Students (including nurse, midwifery and paramedic students), Managers, and Administrative/ Clerical Staff.

How to apply?

Application will open on the 2nd October 2023 and a link to the application will be available on our website www.nhscep.com/apply-now .  You can find here

To get you application ready we are running our CEP Prep webinar series. This includes.

CEP-Prep Webinar series (online)

  • Session One: Introduction to the programme and meet our entrepreneurs. – 6th July 2023, 7pm – 8pm, Zoom link to register
  • Session Two: Focus on the problem and know your innovation – 19th July 2023, 6pm – 7pm  Zoom link to register
  • Session Three:  Lean Canvas – 6th September 2023, 6pm – 7pm, Zoom link to register
  • Session Four: Perfect your pitch – how to articulate your innovation. -20th September 2023, 6pm – 7pm Zoom link to register

Q&A Sessions (Online)

Where can I get further information?

You can contact the team via cep@aru.ac.uk , visit our website www.nhscep.com

Published by Lucy Dentice

Deputy Programme Manager for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.