Applications are now open for The Chief Scientific Officer’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership, 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 competitive 12 month programme, the first of its kind in the NHS, offers a unique opportunity for healthcare scientists to remain in clinical service whilst exchanging skills and expertise with NMS scientists to create, expand, test or implement innovative ideas to address clinical measurement challenges and improve patient care. With executive coaching provided by The Kings Fund and additional opportunities for collaboration through networks such as the EPSRC FAST Healthcare Network, the programme helps build long-term clinical, academic and industry partnerships.
To find out more about how the Knowledge Transfer Partnership could advance your innovation or address your measurement challenge please visit here
Proposals are welcome across a wide range of NMS areas of expertise including:
- 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
- Clinical measurements and standards including standardisation, accuracy, reproducibility and reducing uncertainty
- Accreditation including quality improvement and implementation of service accreditation
- Innovative approaches to addressing antimicrobial resistance
The closing date for application is April 15 2018