• 26 June 2020
    12:30 - 13:30

There is plenty to celebrate in the Digital Academy journey so far and following three successful cohorts, a piece of work is underway to develop the future vision. The vision explores the needs of different groups from senior digital change leaders to specialist careers, from school leavers and graduates to board members, as well as the wider workforce. The vision has been developed in the context of addressing four ‘problem’ areas: Build a strong, diverse and proactive talent pipeline; Ensure alignment with mainstream NHS leadership development; Co-ordinate opportunities linked to professionalism; Develop a long term delivery model. Diversity and increased opportunities for all is at the heart of this future vision, allowing individuals to make more informed choices.

Aasha Cowey will be sharing work undertaken so far on development of the vision as part of the Building A Digital Ready Workforce programme, as well as sharing the next steps and importantly how the workforce can engage and help to complete the visioning work. As part of setting out the vision, colleagues from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will share their experiences to date on the impact the Digital Academy has had on them. We will also be joined by David Farrell to support the Q&A session.

This webinar will likely be of interest to anyone within the Digital, Data & Technology workforce, but also wider workforce and board colleagues who want to understand why it is important to invest in the people working in these areas.

Jon Hoeksma, CEO, Digital Health


  • Melissa Andison, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Doug Stewart, Director of Digital Health & Chief Clinical Information Officer
  • Mike Cavaye, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Aasha Cowey, Programme Manager, South, Central & West CSU


Additional Panellists:

  • David Farrell, Head of Digital Readiness, HEE


Please find the slides below.

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