Applications deadline approaching for NHS Knowledge Transfer Opportunity
IBMS members are encouraged to apply to the NHS Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).
This competitive 12-month programme offers healthcare scientists the chance to remain in clinical service whilst exchanging skills and expertise to create, expand, test and implement ideas to address clinical measurement challenges and improve patient care.
The Chief Scientific Officer’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership is an exciting initiative in collaboration with UK centres of excellence across the National Measurement System (NMS) - the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK National Measurement Laboratory (NML) at LGC, the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
The themes for this programme include novel diagnostics, advanced therapeutics, antimicrobial resistance, as well as clinical measurements and standards and more. To be eligible for this programme applicants must:
- Be a practising healthcare scientist (registered)
- Honours degree in a relevant subject (required)
- MSc, DClinSci, FRCPath or PhD (desirable)
- Demonstrable research and/or quality improvement experience
- Potential and willingness to influence and contribute to the direction of policy and strategy across the health system
- Work in a provider of NHS scientific and diagnostic services in England
- Employer's consent to be released on full pay for the required dates as detailed in the timeline
- Agree to the terms and conditions of the Fellowship, including attendance on required days
- Dedicate a minimum of sixteen days to the programme (including six days' development time)
Up to twelve successful applicants will be selected for this programme, based on their demonstrable record of leadership and research or quality improvement expertise. The chosen applicants will be able to enhance their leadership skills through individual executive coaching and join senior leaders at high profile leadership events.
The closing date for applications is 15 April 2018. Interviews will take place 8-9th May, and the programme will commence in June. For more information, see the National Physical Laboratory website.
For any questions about the programme, contact Dr Alexandra Milsom, Personalised Medicine Scientific Lead at NHS England.