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System C partners with Florence Nightingale Foundation to develop a leadership programme for early digital career nurses, AHPs, midwives and pharmacists

7th July 2021

System C and the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) have joined forces to design a new leadership development training programme for early digital career nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals embarking on a career in digital healthcare leadership.

It is a bespoke programme for this group, which aims to prepare them for future leadership positions and offers the opportunity to exhibit their knowledge and influence at a systems level.  It will also focus on maintaining effective healthcare whilst successfully embedding digital solutions into practice. 

Dr Gemma Stacey, director of FNF Academy at the Florence Nightingale Foundation commented: “I’m delighted to be announcing this programme.  If you are an aspiring digital healthcare leader, this is a very exciting opportunity to strengthen your ability to successfully influence and impact on digital change within your organisation.

“The digital leads will need to educate and engage the wider healthcare workforce as part of their role, and it is important they understand and reiterate the need to embrace digital methods without losing touch with personal patient care.”

For now, the Early Digital Healthcare Leadership Programme is open to System C customers only, primarily to its Clinical Digital Leads Network (CDLN) members.

System C will sponsor eight participants this year, delivered via a three-day, in-person course in London, between 5-7 October. 

Set up last year, the CDLN was created to provide support, mentoring and knowledge sharing between digital lead nurses, allied health professionals, midwives and pharmacists across the company’s customer base who are responsible for digitising and transforming the care process. 

System C’s medical director, Dr Jonathan Bloor, explained how the programme is a new initiative to further support members of the CDLN.  “While working with the network, members identified a gap in formal training for early career digital leads and this is our response to help plug that gap.”

The application and selection process will be independently managed by the Florence Nightingale Foundation.  Expressions of interest should be registered with the Foundation by 29 July 2021. 

The FNF is a highly regarded national charity focusing on improving health, clinical outcomes and patient experience by building nursing, midwifery and AHP’s leadership capacity and capability.