Within 20 years, 90 per cent of all jobs in the NHS will require some element of digital skills. Preparing our workforce for this change is a key part of our plans to transform care across the ICS.
A team from our region is taking part in a Yale Global Health Leadership course, funded by NHS Health Education, to support this. The course will look at how we can enable our health and care workforce to use digital innovation to improve the services they deliver every day to the patients in our area.
The course brings together 10 teams from across England. Participants from our region are Steph Downey (from Gateshead Council), Dr Mark Dornan (GP and ICS clinical digital lead) and Dr Bernard Groen (Durham University).
The Yale programme is in response to the Topol Review https://topol.hee.nhs.uk which sets out the impact of technological innovation on the roles and functions of healthcare staff over the next two decades. The programme will finish in July next year.
Steph shared her story about her involvement in this programme on camera in the last issue of this bulletin. If you didn’t catch it, you can view it here.