Tony Young OBE PhD FRCS(Urol)
National Clinical Lead

Tony is a practicing frontline NHS surgeon, Associate Medical Director at the Mid and South Essex
STP, 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