The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, delivered by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), is the biggest entrepreneurial workforce development programme of its kind. Started in 2016 aiming to develop and spread innovation, for the benefit of patients, the public, and the wider NHS.


The programme is free, lasts 12 months and open to all NHS staff (clinical & non-clinical) in all roles. It provides learning, opportunities and experiences through which entrepreneurs develop the commercial skills to accelerate their innovations, in turn helping to transform patient care, as well as providing them with the entrepreneurial knowledge that will help them in their day jobs.


The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is a free, yearlong entrepreneurial workforce development programme that can fit around your work.


The NHS Clinical Entrepreneurs Programme believes in transforming healthcare through innovation and improving patient care.


The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is open to all NHS staff, both clinical and non-clinical.


The aim is to provide entrepreneurial education for problem solvers, innovators and creative thinkers in the NHS to develop their ideas and knowledge.


The programme helps to retain staff into the NHS.


The programme is built on a diverse and supportive community of healthcare professionals and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.


Now recruiting for the eighth year and have supported over 1000 healthcare professionals.


The programme offers blended learning so you can access the programme in person or virtually.


Applications for cohort 8 will open on the 2nd October 2023 and close on the 29th October 2023.


Where can I get more information?

The Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is an NHS initiative delivered by Anglia Ruskin University. You can contact the team on, visit the NHScep website or connect with them on X (formerly Twitter) or LinkedIn.