The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is now welcoming applications for cohort 8! So, if you are a problem solver, creative thinker, or innovator in the NHS and have an idea you wish to develop and scale for patient benefit, apply today! 

We are inviting budding entrepreneurs from across the NHS to apply for this ground-breaking programme that is helping bring innovations into the NHS to improve patient care.  

Applications are now OPEN and will close at 11.55pm on 29th October 2023  

Applications are open!
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.  

This year long programme is free and open to all  staff working in the NHS workforce. We also welcome applications from  healthcare innovators in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

  The programme provides learning, opportunities and experiences through which our entrepreneurs develop the commercial skills and knowledge to accelerate their innovations that will, in turn help transform patient care, as well as providing them with the entrepreneurial knowledge and experience that will help them in their day jobs. A dedicated programme on how to build a start-up or develop an intrapreneurial idea is delivered as a series of CPD accredited educational events called pit stops which can be attended either in person or virtually.  The programme also offers mentoring, bespoke commercial education, customer matching, resources, development tools and access to a community of likeminded individuals and industry experts.  We are encouraging all NHS staff with a great idea, at any stage of development to apply for this exceptional opportunity – could this be you or someone you know?  

To find out more visit our application page


Published by Lucy Dentice

Deputy Programme Manager for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.