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“We view the ‘Clinical’ in CCIO as not just meaning medics, but also including AHPs, nurses and other professionals who are taking a leadership role in Clinical Informatics,” reveals the team behind the new Healthcare Digital Leaders programme

New scheme is being developed with two exemplars to support informatics training across the NHS

[London, UK] A new Healthcare Digital Leaders programme is being set up across the country to act as a bridge into the NHS Digital Academy.

Founded by Programme Lead Alison Singleton in partnership with Salford Royal NHS Trust, a Global Digital Exemplar (GDE), and InterSystems, it aims to build a ‘strong Community of Practice of informatics leaders’.

Singleton told BJ-HC: “I am extremely excited to be launching something new and different with the emphasis on work-based learning. I am sure the programme will have a lasting impact on those who undertake it.”

She explained that 10 CCIOs have now signed up to the scheme, with the first ‘Masterclass’ being delivered by Will Smart and Keith McNeil, NHS CIO and CCIO.

“We view the ‘Clinical’ in CCIO as not just meaning medics, but also including AHPs, nurses and other professionals who are taking a leadership role in Clinical Informatics,”

You can find out more about the scheme, including the agenda, here.

NHS Digital Academy to support the GDE scheme

The NHS Digital Academy is also launching at the end of September this year, with Harpreet Sood, NHS England Associate CCIO, revealing at UK e-Health Week that it will initially involve 50 leaders from GDEs and their fast followers and then it will be open to the ‘wider healthcare system’.

It will be supported by a ‘mixed delivery model’, with training including tailored webinars, workshops and on-site programmes.

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