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Does the system limit people, or do they limit themselves? In a month where the Shuri Network held its first meeting for women of colour in digital health, and NHSX pulled down a job advert for a senior position amid diversity concerns, Yinka Makinde explores the issue.
Five themes come out in the report, which is based on a listening exercise carried out by the newly launched NHSX in July. Innovators responded to the question “If NHSX and partners were to focus on one or two things, what do you think are the most important priorities?”
Vishaal Virani has spent the last few months navigating the US health system, which has made him more deeply appreciate how the NHS has implemented its single-payer system across the UK. However, there are also valuable things that he thinks the NHS could learn from the US, particularly when it comes to innovation.
Saira Arif is the Digital Citizen and Innovation Lead at the NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups. Here, she lays out her passion for "digital inclusion", and explains why it's so important (and what we can do to improve it).
Clare Gallagher is the Learning Hub Lead at the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups. Sick of school but keen to learn, she spent her young adult years enrolling in various online courses matching her personal interests - something she continues today. Here, Clare reflects on whether there is value in eLearning for people working in clinical settings, and if so, how it can be supported.
We warmly invite NHS clinicians and decision makers to apply for a place at an interactive two-part event designed to help you get to grips with healthtech / digital innovations available in your speciality area.
NHS employees: What do you think about the state of healthtech within the NHS? Is your organisation digitally mature? What’s the best tech you’ve seen? Health Tech News is seeking your views and will share your thoughts and best practice with its audience of 17,000 healthcare professionals, and make a donation to Cancer Research UK for every response.
Yinka Makinde thinks there are too many fellowships designed to develop and mentor staff members to become better change leaders. She explains that the need for fellowships reflects a failing in the system: “we have not yet reached a point where individual NHS organisations are consistently providing this type of direction and coaching to their staff members.”
On Thursday 4 April 2019 we hosted the first day of our 2019 cohort of the Digital Pioneer Fellowship. Here are some of our photo highlights from the day.
"What does it takes to create successful leaders in digital transformation in the NHS?" we ask, as we begin supporting the second cohort of our NHS Digital Pioneer Fellowship. We've found that addressing a real need within the system, finding the right participants, appropriate design, and a clear evaluation framework are key ingredients.