This programme is suitable for those on track to become senior digital midwifery leaders in the next two years or for those already leading digital change and aspiring to take up systems leadership roles. These fellowships are available to midwives working in England only. To apply, please click ‘apply online’ at the bottom of this page and complete the form.
The Florence Nightingale Foundation is pleased to announce the CMO England, Digital Midwifery Leadership Fellowships. These fellowships are available to midwives who want to lead in the digital transformation of the NHS at a regional and national level.
There are two posts, each one-year duration and offered at Band 8a.
The NHS long-term plan sets an ambitious vision for the future and is dependent on digital technologies and improved use of data to respond to growing demand and provide the best, most efficient care for patients.
Digital technologies and data are enablers for professionalism, support for practice, research, education and leadership. The midwifery profession must now actively take forward digital transformation, allowing women and midwives to benefit from the latest digital systems and technology.
The FNF is developing digital midwifery leaders who can drive the information and technology transformation of the NHS, a key aim to ensure they become the pipeline of aspirant senior midwifery leaders in the NHS.
As part of this fellowship, successful candidates will be seconded to work as part of the national Digital Midwifery team and have the opportunity to work closely with the National Digital Midwife Lead for Maternity and Regional Directors/Heads of Midwifery. This will enable them to gain experience working at national level and be supported to grow their leadership skills.
For advice on writing a successful scholarship application, please watch the below video.
The Digital Fellowships are sponsored by Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, CMO England. The Fellows will undertake an improvement projects which is aligned to both the CNO’s priorities and the NHSX Tech Plan as it applies to nursing and midwifery. As part of your application you should outline a project you would like to undertake.
The Digital Fellowship programme includes
Applications open 13 March 2022.
Applicants invited to interview
Successful applicants begin Fellowships