The aim of the programme is to support staff and help them develop their digital skills that will start them on a career path to be CCIOs or CIOs.
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With the aim of streamlining clinical workflows and becoming paperless by 2020, North East London NHS Trust is well down the path to digital maturity.
The advert features the slogan “We are IT. We are Support. We are recruiting now” and is said to be the first national television campaign designed to attract digital staff to the NHS.
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Andy Callow, who has also been head of technology delivery for NHS.UK, has left his position at NHS Digital and will start his new role in the Spring.
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Digital Health’s latest movers and shakers round-up features some new digital appointments at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Healthcare industry appointments this month cover Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Channel 3 Consulting and Liva Healthcare, among others.
The former CIO of Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been drafted in to head up digital strategy for the integrated care system in north-west England.
It’s a few months since Ella Worsdale, head of information at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, scooped the first Digital Health Award for future digital health leader. But, as she tells Owen Hughes, the achievement is one that still hasn’t quite sunk in – perhaps in part because she’s busy with the data work for which she was recognised.
George Freeman said his self-proclaimed ‘horror story’ highlights how “top down” solutions never work and that the answer is ‘local digital solutions’.
Andy Kinnear, the winner of the inaugural Digital Health Award for outstanding contribution to the profession, has had a career path he describes as ‘slightly haphazard’. So why is he so convinced of the value of professionalising the field of healthcare informatics? Claire Read speaks to him to find out.