Calling all innovative dental hygienists and therapists!

Innovative Dentists and Dental Care Professionals invited to join Phase 4 of the Clinical Entrepreneurial programme - applications open from 05 March to 31 March 2018.


The Clinical Entrepreneurial Programme is now open to the entire dental workforce who are developing or aspire to embrace clinical innovations or enterprises in the profession where they can also have an opportunity to become participants in this prestigious scheme. This year, in addition to dentists, the programme will also accept applications from dental nurses, dental hygienists, dental therapists as well as dental technicians.


Managed jointly by NHS England, Health Education England and endorsed by the Chief Dental Officer – England, the scheme developed over more than two years of intensive work with entrepreneurial clinicians, academic leaders and industry partners.


The Clinical Entrepreneur Programme includes:

Mentoring and coaching scheme – from an acclaimed international faculty including commercial, financial, clinical, academic, managerial, and public sector leaders and achievers.

Customer matching – establishing relationships with providers/customers to deliver pre-commercial procurement opportunities.

Possible entrepreneurial placements/internships – with industry, charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations with both partner funded and self-funding options.

Time for entrepreneurial activity such as less than full time, annualised job planning, time out from clinical duties.


The curriculum covers all aspects of setting up and running a small business, including attracting investors, applying for funding, and ensuring appropriate corporate governance. A dedicated programme in how to build a start-up – and how to operate in this highly-charged environment - is delivered as a series of “Pitstop” educational events.


The application process will run from 05 March to 31 March 2018. Interviews will be held in May and June 2018. The programme will commence in autumn 2018.


To apply for the clinical entrepreneur training programme, please complete the application form on NHS England’s Innovation web portal at


To find out more about the overall programme please see’

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