Training programme launched

by Donna Lund

A national training programme to nurture England’s most inventive and innovative clinicians opened for applications on Wednesday 11 November 2015.

Integrated Clinical Entrepreneur Training, developed and managed by NHS England and Health Education England, is designed to keep the most forward-thinking, entrepreneurial clinicians within this country, bringing the benefit of cutting-edge new treatments and care pathways to the patients who need it – and keeping the money generated within the British economy.

The brightest junior doctors who have a clinical innovation or enterprise currently under development will now be able to apply for prestigious Clinical Entrepreneur Fellowship under the brand-new training scheme, receiving mentorship from international entrepreneurs and health innovators.

A core training scheme, open to all doctors beginning to specialise their skills following five years of undergraduate and junior doctor training, will offer crash-courses and bite-sized study in starting and running a business, regulation and governance, and building investment. Over the coming years, both the fellowship and the core training scheme will be rolled out to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, to harness the knowledge, skills and experience of all England’s clinicians.

The scheme is backed by the medical training deaneries in all areas of England, who will be working in partnership with training universities and with NHS England to develop detailed courses and packages over the coming months.

Full article appears on NHS England.

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