Published: 21 October 2014 at 12:26
NHS England appoints first National Clinical Director for Innovation
An Anglia Ruskin University professor helping Essex to become a MedTech hub has been rewarded by taking on the new post of national clinical director for innovation with NHS England.
Professor Tony Young has held the post of Director of Medical Innovation at Anglia Ruskin’s Postgraduate Medical Institute since 2010 and will now work with other national clinical directors across NHS England in a complementary role, ensuring some of the excellent practice and ideas being developed by individual NHS Trusts are effectively shared across the whole country. His role will also focus on generating economic growth through innovation.
He has been instrumental in bringing together the partnership that forms the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus, which will become one of the world’s largest health innovation spaces. It is proposed the project will bring £500m of inward investment into Essex, creating 12,000 new jobs over three sites in Harlow, Southend and Chelmsford. The aim is to work with entrepreneurs and companies to help deliver new MedTech products to market quickly and efficiently.
Professor Young said:
Professor Michael Thorne, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, said:
Dr Mike Bewick, Deputy Medical Director for NHS England, said:
Professor Young will remain in his post at Anglia Ruskin during his time on secondment to NHS England. He is also a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Southend Hospital, a position he has held since 2007.