A new dedicated website for Digital Health’s community of NHS IT leaders has been launched.

The new website provides a home for all of our Network articles, resources, events as well as our online forum. It is the first time they have all been brought together in one place.

The Digital Health Networks is a 7,000 strong independent professional community of NHS IT leaders, focused on collaboration and sharing best practice on the effective use of digital technologies and data across the NHS. Over 90% of NHS provider organisations have membership within the community.

The Networks are delivered through a vibrant online community and series of events including the annual Summer School, which in 2022, will run at the University of York on 14 and 15 July.

The Networks are centred on three foundation networks: the Chief Clinical Information Officer Network; the Chief Information Officer Network and the Chief Nursing Information Officer Network.

Each foundation Network has a directly elected advisory panel representing their respective community and speaking on their behalf on national issues.

A series of further specialist networks are also hosted including the Faculty of Clinical Informatics; Clinical Safety Officers; Caldicott Guardians; Primary Care Informatics; and a Supplier group.

The new website will also provide information on the benefits of joining the Networks and offer NHS IT leaders a simple way to sign-up and join in. There are also testimonials, details of recent work of each network and the membership of the Advisory Panels.

Jon Hoeksma, CEO of Digital Health said: “Members of the Networks told us they wanted an easier way to access the networks and find resources.  I hope the new website will make this unique community much easier to join and take part in.”

Lauren Hoodless, head of Networks at Digital Health, added: “I am delighted that we are launching the new home of our Networks.

“It’s a vibrant and informative space for new and current members to learn more about what the community has to offer and putting our advisory panel activity front and centre. We hope the community enjoy this new space”.