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National Fellow for Innovation and Change

National Fellow for Innovation and Change

Alan Hopkins

My name is Alan and as one of the current Fellows for Innovation and Change I am working to enable innovation, idea generation and implementation. Prior to studying medicine, I studied mechanical engineering in Trinity College Dublin I have since completed a masters in genetics by research. I graduated from medicine in 2017 after which I was an academic intern followed a year working ophthalmology before enrolling in the general medical training scheme. I believe that NCHDs and all other healthcare workers are perfectly placed to identify problems and provide solutions that and make meaningful change. There is a huge amount of innovation and fast problem solving at present and although working conditions are challenging, I feel there is also an opportunity to make an abundance of positive change going forward.

If you would like to get in touch with with any suggestions for the year ahead or queries about the Spark Innovation Programme, please email spark@hse.ie

The HSE is now inviting applications for the Fellowship in Innovation and Change commencing in July 2021. The Innovation Fellowship presents an exciting opportunity for an NCHD to develop their leadership and managerial skills. The purpose of the Innovation Fellowship is to give an NCHD the opportunity to lead and shape the Spark Programme. This will be done in collaboration with the National QI Team, NDTP and other stakeholders.

Check out the full application guide at: