The WMAHSN will be working with the Shuri Network, which is partly funded by NHS, to support the development of a WM Digital Summer School, which will support our ICS’s to develop a community of BAME leaders. It will be aimed at BAME leaders at all levels in digital health and be dedicated to promoting digital health through discussion, networking and knowledge sharing. This will look to build on the learning from the Digital Health Summer School in London to develop a WM Midlands hub. This will also support the WMAHSN to develop a network of key digital innovation leaders to support the wider aims and objectives of the organisation.
The Summer School is for current and aspiring digital health leaders. The first steps is supporting the summer school event being held in July. The event will provide the opportunity to network and reflect on what it means to lead on digital, explore how roles have evolved and debate what support leaders now need. There will be two days of CPD-accredited content, education, networking, and best practice exchange, as well as a unique opportunity to learn from digital health leaders both locally and from across the UK – please see here for the speaker list.
We will fund a place for 1 person per ICS to attend the conference and support the development of a WM digital health summer school. This will cover attendance at the Digital Health Summer School which is being held this year on the 27th-28th July at Birmingham University and dinner.
The successful applicants would be attending as part of the Shuri Network – and there is more information on their (NHS-funded) work here. By attending through Shuri Network, we will provide BAME women working in digital health within the WM the support, spotlighting and insight required to navigate the UK digital health leadership space, with the aspiration of creating the leaders of the future. This will also provide us with the beginning of a community of practice to support the development of a digital health school and key expertise to link into our innovator support offer.
All applications will be subject to review by the WMAHSN. To ensure transparency there will be an application form that will be accessible through Meridian. To discuss the opportunity or to register your interest please email email@example.com and a member of the team will get back to you.
Applications will close on 7th July 2023. Please note you will need to ensure that you are free and available on 27th and 28th July and we suggest that you obtain approval from your line manager prior to applying.