12-months pilot programme launched for patients working on healthcare innovations

Are you a patient whose experience has led you to develop a healthcare innovation? Do you want to learn new skills to help scale this idea?

Then the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme would like to hear from you

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (CEP) is offering a 12-month pilot programme for people who have experience of a long-term health condition and are working on healthcare innovations.

The NHS CEP Patient Entrepreneur Programme, ran by Anglia Ruskin University and in collaboration NHS England’s Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) team, is free, part-time, and open to all patients, or carers with an innovation in healthcare. The programme aims to give individuals the skills and knowledge to develop their innovation, while giving them access to a network of mentors, healthcare experts, and patient support.

The CEP is a well-established programme of innovation, learning and development. This pilot allows patients to join this respected programme while benefiting from additional wrap-around support and bespoke opportunities from the PPI.

“Being a patient entrepreneur, I have struggled with imposter syndrome but being a part of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme has given me the confidence and the support network around me to understand how the NHS works and how I can bring my patient perspective to help improve care.” (Seb Tucknott, Patient Expert, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur)

Participants will have full access to the CEP curriculum, which includes CPD Accredited Pit Stops. These are are 2-day events delivering educational content, workshops and webinars, mentoring, 1-2-1 clinics with experts, business planning sessions and more.

The programme starts in March 2024.

Apply now for this exciting opportunity.

You can also join the team for their launch webinar at 5.30pm on the 14th November

Published at November 1, 2023