Year 12 meet Dr Tony Young

On Wednesday 30th January the year 12s had the opportunity to meet Dr Tony Young.

Tony is a practicing frontline NHS surgeon, Director of Medical Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University, and has founded four Med-Tech start-ups. He has also co-founded the £500m Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus which is set to become one of the world’s largest health innovation spaces.

In 2014, Tony was appointed as National Clinical Director for Innovation at NHS England; in February 2016 he became the first National Clinical Lead for Innovation.

As Clinical Lead, Tony provides clinical leadership and support in delivering improved health outcomes in England. He 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, Tony founded the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur programme. This has become the world’s largest entrepreneurial workforce development programme for clinicians.

Tony also holds the following positions:

Consultant Urological Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Innovation, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Innovation Lead, Essex Success Regime/STP

President, Institute of Decontamination Sciences.

Dr Young impressed us with a presentation looking at the innovation in the NHS along with stories about his own non-linear career path.