Many entrepreneurs find the NHS business landscape difficult to navigate – that’s why we’ve created a training programme specifically addressing the needs of healthcare innovators and covering core skills in entrepreneurship.
Who can apply?
We are looking for people working in the West of England with innovative business propositions that have real potential for health and care. This could be a product or service already in development or simply the germ of an idea but the concept must be realisable into a sustainable business model/proposition and you will need to be genuinely passionate about taking your proposition forward.
Priority will be given to applicants employed in the West of England AHSN geographical boundaries which covers Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. Applications from Wessex AHSN and South West AHSN geographical boundaries will also be considered.
To be eligible you need to be one of the following:
- a healthcare professional or academic
- a public contributor
- or a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) or micro-business.
An intensive, fully-funded, four-day personal development course, our Health Innovation Programme has been running since 2015, delivering high quality coaching, mentoring and personal development support.
What does the course cover?
You will have the opportunity to learn core skills in entrepreneurship, learn more about the health sector in the UK and develop skills in the areas of:
- market segmentation and understanding the NHS as a market place
- understanding the all-important problem/solution fit
- choosing revenue models
- understanding an investors view
- evaluating your proposition
- hints and tips on how to pitch successfully
Who are the course tutors?
As a network organisation bringing together the health and care sector with industry and academia, the West of England AHSN specialises in helping innovators navigate their way through the complexity of the NHS.
SETsquared has extensive experience in delivering training in entrepreneurship and small business incubation.
If you’ve got any other questions, please get in touch with Rosie Brown at Rosie.Brown@weahsn.net
How does the application process work?
There are 15 places available for participants in the West of England, South West and Wessex geographical regions. An application and selection process will apply. Read the candidate selection criteria here.
Frequently asked questions
Got a question? See if it’s listed in our FAQs. If not, please get in touch with Rosie Brown – see below.
To find out more about the Health Innovation Programme, contact Rosie Brown at Rosie.Brown@weahsn.net
November course dates: 16th, 17th, 20th and 23rd