Workshop: How to develop a portfolio career

Saturday 20th January 2024 | 10am to 5pm

One St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 3DE 

“How to Develop a Portfolio Career" brings together a group of highly successful clinicians with diverse and stimulating portfolio careers, industry suppliers with experience working with clinical advisors and partnerships, and leading accountancy experts to inform and inspire you to create a flexible, varied and fulfilling career of your own.

Who will benefit from attending the workshop? 

The workshop is aimed at clinicians of all levels and specialties who are who are keen to invest in their personal development and are interested in: 

  • Learning about the benefits and considerations of a portfolio career 
  • Expanding on existing portfolio or commercial activities by learning from and networking with those with significant success and experience in their portfolio careers 
  • Understanding how to develop commercial opportunities without leaving the NHS 
  • Expanding their networks and making new contacts with suppliers and peers 

By joining the workshop you will: 

  • Access insights and experiences of highly successful Portfolio Clinicians working in the UK  
  • Hear directly from health tech and consultancy companies what they look for in clinician partnerships 
  • Get insight in to the different types of opportunities you could pursue within the commercial/advisory space 
  • Gain an understanding of how to commercialise an idea 
  • Receive advice on financial, legal and administrative considerations  
  • Have the confidence and information you need to take the next step in developing your own portfolio career 

During the in-person event you will also be able to: 

  • Engage with the speakers and make industry contacts
  • Take part in inspiring and thought provoking conversations  
  • Network with like-minded clinicians over a fabulous 3-course lunch & post workshop mocktails
  • Meet the sponsors and exhibitors  

Places are limited. Prompt booking is advised. 


From 9am: Registration, refreshments & networking

10am: Welcome & introductions  

Part One - Perspectives from Doctors with Portfolio Careers 

10.10 Prof Joe Macdonald: Peri-NHS Roles 

10.30 Prof Sam Shah: Working in industry - is it the dark side? 

10.50 Prof Shafi Ahmed: Curating a diverse portfolio 

11.10 - 11.40 BREAK – Refreshments and networking 

Part Two - What are Companies looking for? 

11.40 Perspective from a Health Tech Company  

12.10 Perspective from a Consultancy Company  

12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH and networking 

Part Three - Administrative Checklists and Advice (Legal & Accountancy) 

13.30 Mazars: The business considerations of consultancy   

15.00 Dr Sarim Ather: How to commercialise an idea – from brain to business 

15.20 - 15.50 BREAK – Refreshments and networking 

Part Four - How to Leverage the NHS Roles 

15.50 Dr Rizwan Malik: Curating experience within the NHS  

16.10 Dr Amrita Kumar: You don’t need to leave the NHS to pursue innovation 

16.30 Daniel Foy: NHS Pensions and McCloud update 

16.50 Close 

17.00-18.00 Mocktails & networking