The NHS Digital Academy is a virtual organisation set up to support and help develop the digital leaders who can drive the information and technology transformation of the NHS.
The NHS Digital Academy, through a partnership with Imperial College London, the University of Edinburgh and Harvard Medical School, provides a year-long world class learning programme (Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Health Leadership) for digital change leaders.
The first cohort of 100 delegates from around the health and care system in England commenced in April 2018 and includes Chief Clinical Information Officers, Chief Information Officers and many others charged with leading digital change, from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.
Applications for the cohort 2, commencing in April 2019, are now open. A more detailed information document and an application form, with instructions and key dates for residentials can be found on - https://www.england.nhs.uk/digitaltechnology/info-revolution/nhs-digital-academy/
As part of the application process, NHS Digital require that all applicants have the full support of an Executive Sponsor and, importantly, are able to commit to attending all three residential training sessions as well as undertaking the self-learning in support of the programme. To note, the delegate places are fully funded.