Digital Health is pleased to announce that we have launched three more bursary programmes for Summer Schools 2022.

Now in it’s ninth-year, Digital Health’s Summer Schools 2022 is a two-day residential event dedicated to local NHS IT leaders. The event will explore the evolving challenges of being an effective digital leader in the NHS and the different dimensions of leadership roles. The event will focus on the networks, future leaders, nursing, diversity and equality and emerging leadership in the ICS space.

This week we have launched three bursary programmes for the event.

First up we have the NHS Digital and Shuri Network Bursary Programme which aims to encourage and facilitate diverse representation and attendance at the Digital Health Summer School 2022. NHS Digital will provide 20 women from minority ethnic groups who are members of the Networks with a bursary to cover the cost of attending the Summer School.

We also have the Digital Nursing and Midwifery Bursary Programme, which is open to UK-wide nurses and midwives. The programme has been created to help identify, promote and support future digital nursing and midwifery leaders and future talent in the UK health informatics and digital health sector.

Finally, there is the Digital Allied Health Professional and Pharmacy Bursary Programme, which is open to UK-wide AHPs, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Again, the aim is to identify, promote and support future digital leaders in the sector.

You have until 27 May to get your nominations in for all three bursary programmes.

Still time to get your nominations in for the Digital Health Awards

There is also still plenty of time to get your nominations in for the 2022 Digital Health Awards – which celebrate the digital achievements of NHS IT leaders. They are also the only health IT awards in which all 7,000 plus members of Digital Health Networks are invited to vote online for the winners.

The award categories are:

  • Digital Health Networks CCIO of the Year
  • Digital Health Networks CNIO of the Year
  • Digital Health Networks CIO of the Year
  • Future Digital Leader of the Year
  • Rising Star in Digital Nursing
  • Digital NHS CEO of the Year

The winners will be announced during a gala dinner on Thursday 14 July, which is the middle night of Digital Health’s Summer Schools.

The Digital Health Awards are open to anyone currently working in a UK-based NHS or private healthcare provider environment. You can put yourself forward for an award or you can nominate a colleague (with their permission).

Nominations are now open and will close on Monday 6 June at 5pm.