Thirty-seven NHS staff have successfully gained a place in the latest cohort of DigitalHealth.London’s flagship programme to support digital change in the health service.

The Digital Pioneer Fellowship, now in its third year, aims to support change makers employed by NHS organisations in London and the South East to design and lead transformation projects underpinned by digital innovation.

This year’s cohort represent a diverse range of roles, departments and levels within the NHS.

Eighteen are administrative staff, including an engineer, IT and informatics staff, project and programme managers, innovation and transformation leads and a service manager.

Eight are Allied Health Professionals, six are medical professionals and five are nurses, including one chief information nursing officer. Thirty percent of the cohort identify as BAME.

Sara Nelson, deputy programme director of DigitalHealth.London and Digital Pioneer Fellowship l, said: “I would like to personally say a huge congratulations to the outstanding NHS staff who have been accepted onto the programme.

“All of the fellows share the common vision of creating a more digital healthcare system to support staff and improve outcomes for patients. With such a wide spread of individuals I have no doubt that we are set for an incredible year on the programme.”

The fellows will be focused on accelerating the pace of digital transformation within their respective NHS organisations. Over the 12-month programme they will have access to workshops, resources and events to share challenges and experience, learn from experts and collaborate to co-design solutions.

Fellows will also be able to choose a mentor and be grouped into action learning sets with other fellows working in similar environments on digital transformation projects.