Pharmacists are now able to apply for the ’Clinical entrepreneur training programme’, a scheme managed jointly by NHS England and Health Education England to allow healthcare professionals to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
Applications for the scheme are open to pharmacists who are developing clinical innovations and enterprises to improve patient care and support service redesign.
The curriculum includes information on how to set up a small business, how to attract investment and apply for funding, and corporate governance. Educational content is delivered via e-learning, webinars and video content.
The programme also includes the option to complete university-recognised modules that can be used towards PGCert, PGDip, Masters and undergraduate courses. Trainees also have access to a mentoring and coaching scheme, a customer-matching service, and the possibility of entrepreneurial placements and internships.
The programme is intended to equip clinicians with “the skills, knowledge, experience and leadership capacity needed to deliver on the promise of digital health, genomics, data analytics, advanced technology and social networks for the NHS”, according to NHS England’s website.
Applications must be submitted by 31 March 2018. More information, including case studies of current trainees, is also available on NHS England’s website.