We are pleased to confirm that the application window for Cohort 4 of the flagship Digital Health Leadership programme is open from today, 1 April 2021 until 11:59 on 4 May 2021. Cohort 4 delegates will commence their learning in September 2021.
In this Health Education England press release Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation, Transformation and Digital at Health Education England, said:
“This programme is a fantastic opportunity to really develop and embed the digital leaders of the future into our NHS workforce. The scale and speed of implementing digital innovations over the last year has seen staff using sophisticated approaches and adapting to new ways of working. New digital ways of working have allowed staff to continue the delivery of safe, effective and timely care during the pandemic right across the acute, specialist, mental health, ambulance and community sectors. This programme will help ensure the NHS has the strong digital leaders to make further changes happen to benefit patients and patient care.”
Harpreet Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England and Improvement, praised the refreshed recruitment process saying:
“I am excited that the NHS Digital Academy will continue to train health and care digital leaders for a fourth year particularly as we have refreshed the selection process to ensure there is even more diversity and inclusion with additional support being provided to underrepresented groups”