GE and Standard Bank today announced the launch of the new ‘Healthcare Accelerator’ a country-first for South Africa, growth and training programme designed for Healthcare Professionals (HCPs). The aim of the Healthcare Accelerator is to provide technical, clinical and business acumen to HCPs who want to improve and grow their existing practices, whether private or public, or transition into private practice. The Healthcare Accelerator is now calling for entries from healthcare professionals across the country and will provide over 100 hours of training and professional development over 6 months, commencing November 2016. The practical modules will be delivered weekly in a classroom environment at the GE Africa Innovation Centre (Houghton Estate) and the Standard Bank Incubator (Rosebank) by leading experts. Courses will include strategy and business plan development, operations management, governance and ethics, digital practices, human resources and marketing. The interactive classroom experience will be complemented by access to e-learning platforms providing further resources for HCPs to develop and learn additional skills. Interested practitioners looking to take advantage of this program should apply online here, with the forty selected candidates to be announced before the end of the year.