An NHS fit for the digital future

By upskilling health and care staff to lead digital innovation and pioneer its adoption within the workplace, the NHS Digital Pioneer Fellowship programme is a critical pathway towards the successful implementation of digital solutions to make the NHS fit for the future.

Over the short space of a year the NHS Digital Pioneer Fellowship delivers long term thinking and long term impact. Crucially, the programme helps to fill the current gap in opportunities for continuing professional development in digital amongst healthcare staff and, as envisioned in the NHS Long Term Plan published January 2019, provides the essential foundation towards a more secure, skilled workforce providing better care in a more sustainable working environment.

Personal and professional development

The 12-month Pioneer programme focusses on three essential pillars of personal and professional development to:

  • Equip Fellows with the strategic and leadership skills to drive forward the digital transformation of the NHS.
  • Inspire Fellows with the personal and professional confidence to move beyond the mainstream to embrace and deliver change.
  • Connect Fellows with peers, influencers and industry experts to form a creative and dynamic network of digital change-makers within the NHS.

Real-world solutions

The programme is grounded in the real world environments of the NHS and digital innovation and provides a collaborative learning experience that bridges the gap between these two worlds.

As part of the practical work of the Fellowship programme, participants bring a digital transformation project that they are currently engaged on within their organization.

This practical application helps to ensure learning is retained, as well as providing immediate ongoing benefit to both the participant and their host organisation. Host organisations sponsoring Fellows also benefit from access to the latest knowledge and insights from the digital world.

Apply now

The application period for the NHS Digital Pioneer Fellowship 2019 close at midnight on Friday 18 January Sunday 20 January 2019.