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Digital Leads Survey

Section: DigitalType: News Item Date Published: 23rd November 2021
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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland are working together

To develop the digital skills of the executive level workforce in health and care. By this, we mean those who are executive level digital leads and those equivalent in the care sector, or are hoping to be in the near future.

Scottish Government have previously supported five participants per year to complete the UK Digital Academy (this link will take you away from our website) (a postgraduate qualification in digital leadership). We recognise the need to accelerate the acquisition of skills at this level and are in the process of identifying how we can develop a masters level programme in Scotland.

This programme would provide the same level of academic rigour as the UK Digital Academy although it would be a different offering. We are in discussion with a number of potential academic partners with a view to having a programme that could take up to 60 individuals starting in 2022.

If you are a digital lead, or equivalent role, working at executive level within your organisation, we would be grateful if you could complete this self-assessment (this link will take you away from our website) to help us understand key areas for skills development.

This is based on the Faculty of Clinical Informatics’ Competency Framework (this link will take you away from our website) and the results will be used to inform the development of the programme.

The survey will close on Wednesday 1st December.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Digitally Enabled Workforce Team at nes.dew@nhs.scot (this link will take you away from our website)

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