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Leaders and aspiring leaders in healthcare science

The Chief Scientific Officer's Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme for leaders and aspiring leaders in Healthcare Science

Innovation for a world - class NHS

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Would you like to be at the forefront of making scientific innovation an intrinsic part of delivering a world‑class NHS?

Work in collaboration with other leading healthcare science staff to speed up the identification andLeaders and aspiring leaders in healthcare science
dissemination of high-value new approaches to improving patient outcomes and increasing efficiency
in your service.

Build long-term partnerships and strategic networks with leading centres of excellence in science and technology.

Applications now open: click here to download the application form

The Chief Scientific Officer's Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme 2021

The CSO's Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme offers a unique opportunity for clinical leaders and aspiring leaders in their field to build long-term partnerships between clinical, research and industry teams through collaboration at a senior level with partner organisations across the UK's National Measurement System (NMS) and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Through facilitating early interaction and knowledge exchange, the programme aims to speed up the identification and dissemination of high value new approaches to improving patient outcomes and increasing efficiency, whilst promoting economic growth and inward investment in the life sciences.

The eighteen month programme is designed to enable healthcare science staff to remain in clinical service whilst exchanging skills and expertise with NMS experts to create, expand, test or implement innovative ideas to improve the quality of patient care (as set out in NHS England's Long Term Plan).

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Programme themes

Up to 15 successful KTPs will be awarded within the following themes:

  • Novel diagnostics including point of care testing, biosensors, nanotechnology, diagnostic imaging and genomics
  • Advanced therapeutics including pharmacogenomics, ATMPs, synthetic biology, regenerative medicine and therapeutic imaging
  • Medical devices and digital health including assistive technologies, rehabilitation robotics, clinical decision support, informatics, digitisation and artificial intelligence
  • Measurements and Standards - including standardisation, accuracy, reproducibility and reducing uncertainty

Applicants will be selected based on their track record of effective leadership and demonstrable research or quality improvement expertise. Key to this will be applicants proposed area of scientific engagement and how this aligns with NHS England’s Long Term Plan and the partner organisations priorities. In addition, the judging panel will be seeking evidence of a strong commitment to using this opportunity as a platform for longer term and larger scale collaborations that go beyond the eighteen-month programme.

What does the programme offer to healthcare science staff?

The programme offers the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate at a senior level with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and partner organisations that collectively deliver the UK's National Measurement System (NMS); The National Measurement Laboratory (NML) hosted at LGC; The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC).
  • Build long term scientific collaborations between clinical, research and industry teams to successfully address health challenges and speed up the identification and dissemination of healthcare innovations.
  • Advise at a national level through membership of the NHS England CSO Programme board or other national governance arrangements.
  • Professional speaking and ambassadorial opportunities and attendance at future national conferences and events.
  • Input into the UK's NMS research programmes to help ensure they provide benefit to the NHS and address key clinical challenges.

We appreciate ideas may be at an early stage of development. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact:
measurement@lgc-group.com.

The selection process will include an application form and an interview. The closing date for applications will be Friday 5 November 2021.
Interviews will be held virtually on Tuesday 30 November, Wednesday 1 or Thursday 2 December 2021.

Applications now open: click here to download the application form

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