Inclusive recruitment

All current and future programmes which form part of the NHS Digital Academy model are committed to taking a more inclusive recruitment approach, ensuring those from underrepresented groups have the best chance of making a successful application. 

This has been aligned to the Future Vision of the NHS Digital Academy which outlines the planned expansion of programmes and development opportunities that will be offered by the NHS Digital Academy.

Outlined within the Future Vision is the ambition to “embed a transparent and inclusive recruitment process for programmes with emphasis on reaching underrepresented groups”.

As part of this commitment, research was undertaken to develop an inclusive recruitment and selection process for the Digital Health Leadership Programme. Ten evidence-based interventions were previously introduced to support developing a more inclusive and transparent approach for recruiting to the programme.

You can read more about these interventions and the subsequent steps to develop an inclusive recruitment process below.

We take an iterative approach to developing our processes, guided by evidence, and introducing initiatives which aim to encourage a diverse range of individuals to both apply and be successful in securing a place on the Digital Health Leadership Programme.

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