There are still a few days left to apply for the Shuri Network’s Nursing and Midwifery Fellowship.

The Fellowship has been developed specifically to support ethnic minority nurses and midwives interested in health technology and data.

Participants will be supported to overcome career-related challenges, build positive relationships and gain insight into different digital roles and developments.

Natasha Phillips, the CNIO at NHS England and NHS Improvement, said: “Having wide representation in the workforce is essential to give patients the best care they need, and it’s important we have a range of minds when talking about making technological changes to our system.

“Ethnic minorities are underrepresented in senior roles in the NHS, and it’s only through developing the leadership skills, and creating opportunities we can ensure fair representation is included in the decisions we make, and that is where networks such as Shuri are leading the way.

“This is why I encourage all ethnic minority women who are aspiring to develop their digital leadership careers to apply for the Shuri Network Digital Nurse Fellowship.”

There are 37 Fellowship places up for grabs and the eligibility criteria can be found below.

  • Qualified nurse or midwife currently working in the NHS
  • Band 8a and below
  • Registered member of the Shuri Network
  • Identify as ethnic minority
  • Identify as a woman
  • Interested in expanding their digital knowledge to support with career progression
  • Currently working within digital health or regular use of technology within your role

Applications for the nursing fellowship close on Thursday (June 30) while you have until 14 July 2022 to apply for the midwifery felllowship.

You can apply to take part in the 2022/23 Fellowship here.