PROFESSOR TONY YOUNG
National Clinical Lead for Innovation NHS England
Consultant Urological Surgeon & Associate Medical Director Mid & South Essex University Hospitals Group
President Institute of Decontamination Sciences
Director of Medical Innovation, Anglia Ruskin University.
How can innovation and entrepreneurship help us transform the NHS?
Tony is a practicing frontline NHS surgeon, Associate Medical Director at the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group, Director of Medical Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University, and has founded 4 Med-Tech start-ups. He has also co-founded the £500m Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus.
In 2014 he was appointed as National Clinical Director for Innovation at NHS England and in February 2016 became the first National Clinical Lead for Innovation. In this role he provides clinical leadership and support in delivering improved health outcomes in England and drives the uptake of proven innovations across the NHS, promotes economic growth through innovation and helps make the NHS the go to place on the planet for medical innovation. In 2015 he founded the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur programme. This has become the world’s largest entrepreneurial workforce development programme for clinicians and under the NHS Long Term Plan is set for a major expansion to include intrapreneurs.
In the 2019 New Year's Honours list Tony was awarded the OBE for services to clinical leadership.