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Aspiring Digital Healthcare Leadership Programme


The Florence Nightingale Foundation is offering a leadership programme for aspiring digital career nurses, midwives and AHPs. It’s aimed at professionals at any stage of their career who are taking their first steps on a digital career path and have aspirations to influence digital transformation.

The three day residential programme 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 CHIME and will enable participants to:

  • Explore, define and develop their unique approach to leadership within digital transformation.
  • Understand career journeys and opportunities and 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.
  • Network with, and learn from, others about different digital-related challenges and solutions.
  • Work with colleagues and teams to support a culture where digital healthcare becomes ‘business as usual’.

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.

London (other locations may be available for future programmes)

The Aspiring Digital Leaders programme takes place at regular intervals throughout the year. The next programme is running from 5-7 June 2024 and is now open for applications.

The programme will also be run on the date below and we will release new dates depending on demand. If you would like to complete our waitlist form you will receive more details  on any other dates including:

  • 14-16 October 2024

The three-day residential programme costs £3,000 per delegate including full catering and two nights hotel 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).

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

The course has given me insight, not only into  the digital world and how we can influence digital pathways and embrace digital solutions for patients and the workforce, but it has also given us a lot of holistic understanding about our presence, our impact and us as leaders in the field of healthcare.Alafiya Sachak, Aspiring Digital Leadership Programme alumna

Programme Structure

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

Day 1

Personality Preferences and Performance in Teams

Introduction to the Florence Nightingale Foundation and developing the cohort learning community. Utilising Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) we will explore how personality preference influences personal leadership styles and how awareness can enable the promotion of high performing teams.

Day 2

Presentation of Self: Presence & Impact

Practical approaches to developing confidence and clarity in the delivery of key messages for a range of audiences including the media.

Day 3

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

Explore your role in leading digital transformation and consider next steps in your personal and professional development.

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

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, Aspiring Digital Leadership Programme alumna

Application Process

Applications are now open for 5-7 June 2024.

What you will need to demonstrate in your application form:

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

Please note before application:

Senior Sponsor Form

The 3 days really gave me a sense of belonging into the digital nursing and midwifery world and created  a fantastic network as I transition into my new role as Nursing & Midwifery Information role. ” Cora Flynn, Aspiring Digital Leadership Programme alumna

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