•  8 March 2019
     12:30 - 13:30

The challenge of ensuring a consistent level of knowledge among healthcare informatics professionals is well established. It ties into complex issues about professionalisation, and accreditation, and delivering learning and development in the always-stretched environment of the NHS.

For the past eight years, the North West Informatics Skills Development (ISD) Network has provided a means of bolstering the skills of informatics professionals in this region.

In this exclusive Digital Health Best Practice Webinar, key leaders will explain more about how the network has developed, the benefits it has created, and offer advice to others seeking to support the professional development of informatics professionals.

They will discuss how the network has enabled cost effective learning and development opportunities for informatics staff; bolstered collaboration between local teams; and how its workforce accreditation scheme provides a valuable assessment of a workforce’s skill level.

You will learn:

  • More about the link between workforce digital knowledge and organisations’ digital maturity
  • The rationale behind the creation of the North West Informatics Skills Development Network
  • How it has developed since its foundation in 2011
  • The benefits the network has delivered in the area
  • How the network has successfully created an accreditation scheme for workforce excellence in informatics
  • Success factors and lessons learnt along the way


  • Christine Banks, informatics skills development manager, North West Informatics Skills Development Network
  • Steven Bloor, chief information officer, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • John Glover, chief information officer, Bay Health and Care Partners
  • Phillipa Winter, chief information officer, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust



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