(from left) Jeremy Fitch, Executive Director of Business Growth with InvestNI, Sinead Welsh, current NI clinical entrepreneur, Richard Mayne, current NI clinical entrepreneur, Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Director for Innovation at NHS England, Joann Rhodes, CEO Hirani and Frances Duffy, current clinical entrepreneur.
(seated from left) Charlotte Quinn, current clinical entrepreneur, Siobhan McGrath, COM HIRANI and Alexander Davey, current clinical entrepreneur.
The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is now open (until 30th October) and allows HSC staff, students studying healthcare degrees and post graduate students in any discipline related to health innovation (including health data, bio-engineering etc) to develop on an innovative idea which will benefit the wider patient and staff community throughout the HSC.
During this twelve-month programme, the clinical entrepreneurs will develop their innovation further while learning new entrepreneurial skills through various meetups and webinar opportunities.
Last year was the first time the NHS CEP was available in Northern Ireland, and seven entrepreneurs from across the HSC were accepted on to the programme.
HIRANI hosted a Pit Stop in Belfast recently with over 100 people attending the two-day event which was the first of its kind for NI. (Please see our Linkedin and Twitter pages, @hiranihealth for full coverage of the event)
HIRANI also held an information webinar earlier in the month which allowed attendees to hear from leaders of the programme, current Northern Ireland Clinical Entrepreneurs, and covered details of the application process. This recording is available to view below:
Throughout October, the NHS CEP will also be hosting webinars to give more detail on how to succeed in your application and what to expect from the programme. Details of these webinars and how to apply to the programme are available using the following link: