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Aspiring Digital Healthcare Leadership Programme


The Florence Nightingale Foundation is pleased to offer a leadership programme to aspiring digital career nurses, midwives, AHPs and pharmacists. These are professionals at any stage of their career who are taking their first steps on a digital career path and have aspiration to influence digital transformation.

This three day residential programme, in London, offers a supportive learning environment to develop leadership identity, capacity, and capability. Delegates will leave with the tools to influence organisational and patient outcomes at a local, systems, national and international level of health and social care delivery through digital transformation.

The programme is delivered in partnership with RADA and CHIME and will enable participants to:

  • Explore, define and develop their unique approach to leadership within digital transformation.
  • Prepare for future leadership positions which offer them the opportunity to exercise their knowledge and influence at a systems level.
  • Explore their role in maintaining the art of healthcare whilst embedding digital solutions into practice.
  • Develop skills in educating and engaging the wider healthcare workforce, whilst reiterating the need to retain clinical judgement and decision making by not becoming dependent on the technology or detached from the art of patient care.

London (venue TBC)

The three-day residential programme costs £2,500 per delegate including full catering and two nights accommodation. Delegates will need to fund their own transportation to and from the venue.

Places can be self-funded or funded by the employer (CPD budget).

A limited number of places will be funded by NHS England South East. The funded places are only available to applicants who work in the Southeast Region within NHS settings. Please note on your form if you would like to apply for one of these funded places (this does not include transport to and from London).

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

“Digital is everywhere in nursing. I’m a cancer nurse specialist and now a digital champion in my hospital. I’m the manager for patient-initiated follow-up of cancer patients. We can see real benefits to the patients of this digital protocolised cancer surveillance. It is a privilege to be involved in project management around this and to improve the patient journey. This 3-day FNF programme for Aspiring Digital Leaders was a real inspiration and I really want to stay focused on digital in my work. I built strong relationships with others on the course and we have already been supporting each other since through our WhatsApp group.” Claire Marsh, recent Aspiring Digital Leadership Programme participant


Be part of a 'Life-changing' Experience

Participants report the “life changing” leadership experience and its professional and personal impact. Participants report feeling more confident to speak out and influence improvements in patient care and health outcomes.

Programme Structure

The Leadership programme will be undertaken over three days and includes:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

You will join the FNF alumni community and receive ongoing networking and leadership development opportunities through events, webinars, media engagement and policy thought leadership.


15 November 2023

Applications open

18 December 2023

Applications close

22 December 2023

Participants informed of outcome

14 February 2024

Personality Preferences and Performance in Teams (Delivered by the FNF Academy)

Delegates should arrive at 11am

15 February 2024

Presentation of Self: Presence & Impact
Delivered by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA)

16 February 2024

Leading Digital Transformation
(Delivered by Jane Dwelly Vice President CHIME)

Finish at 4.30pm

Application Process

The application, shortlisting and selection processes will be administered nationally by the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

What you will need to demonstrate in your application form and interview:

Upon application, you are required to upload the following information:

Please note before application:

If you wish to apply for one of the NHSE Southeast funded places please tick the box on the application form saying ‘invoice my organisation’ and then add a comment in the ‘add invoice details’ box. Please note this is only available for those working in the Southeast Region within NHS settings.

Senior Sponsor Form

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