Applications Open for Cohort Three of the Horizon Fellowship Programme

DigitalHealth.London and CW Innovation (the flagship innovation programme run jointly by CW+ and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) announce the opening of applications to the third cohort of the Horizon Fellowship programme.

Built upon the existing DigitalHealth.London Digital Pioneer Fellowship, the Horizon Fellowship supports individuals employed by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to spearhead innovation projects aimed at optimising patient care and improving overall patient experience. Since its inception in 2022, the programme has supported a total of 32 staff working on digital transformation projects.

Natalie Nunes, Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at the Trust and a 2022/23 Horizon Fellow, developed her idea to use virtual reality VR headsets to reduce pain and anxiety for women undergoing manual vacuum aspiration procedures after experiencing loss during the early stages of pregnancy. The technology is now being offered for a range of outpatient procedures across the Trust. 

The programme showed me what is possible when you have an idea and the support to make it a reality. I want to keep making things better and am already looking for more I can do.

Natalie Nunes
Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at Chelsea and Westminister Hospital
Horizon Fellow (2022/23)

The Horizon Fellowship provides Fellows with peer-to-peer support through Action Learning Sets as well as access to workshops, resources and events that cover topics from challenging conversations to evaluation. They will also get the opportunity to be paired with mentors who are accomplished leaders within the business and healthcare sectors, enabling them to benefit from their extensive experience.

We are excited to continue our collaboration with CW Innovation to deliver the Horizon Fellowship programme. Empowering staff to enhance their digital expertise has a direct impact on patient experience and operational efficiency. We look forward to supporting the next cohort to help build their knowledge and confidence in implementing digital change.

Sara Nelson
Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London

We are looking forward to partnering with DigitalHealth.London for the third year of the programme, which will once again provide Trust staff with the fantastic opportunity to receive the support they need to bring their innovative ideas to life. Trust staff from all roles, departments and levels are welcome to apply to become a Horizon Fellow and we can’t wait to hear their project ideas.

Tom Carlisle
Innovation Business Partner at CW+

Applications are now open until Sunday 4 August, 2024. To apply, complete the application form or email for more information.

For more information on the Horizon Fellowship, visit the CW+ website or check out our Innovation Directory to browse through the full list of Fellows.