Applications have opened for the Chief Scientific Officer’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Programme for 2018. The KTP is a twelve-month programme which offers mid- to senior-career healthcare scientists the opportunity to exchange skills and expertise with National Measurement System scientists in order to create, expand, test or implement improvements in patient care. Applications from scientists on the HSST programme are welcome.
This year’s cohort of up to twelve healthcare scientists will be chosen based on their track record of leadership and research or expertise in quality improvement. Successful applicants will also demonstrate how their proposed research idea fits within key areas of mutual interest for the NHS and its partner organisations. Proposals are welcome from across a wide range of themes including novel diagnostics, biosensors, nanotechnology, diagnostic imaging and genomics, advanced therapeutics, antimicrobial resistance, synthetic biology, regenerative medicine and therapeutic imaging, medical devices and digital health, rehabilitation robotics, clinical decision support, informatics, digitisation and artificial intelligence, clinical measurements and standards, accreditation including quality improvement.
Participants build long term partnerships between clinical, research and industry teams at leading centres of excellence in science and technology. It is expected that these partnerships will enable longer-term and larger-scale collaborations that go beyond the twelve-month duration of the programme.
If you are an HSST trainee interested in enhancing your leadership skills whilst engaging in scientific research, then apply to the KTP programme before applications close on 15 April. For more information please visit the National Physical Laboratory website.