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Shuri Network with Jon Hoeksma at Digital Health Rewired

Meet the Shuri Network in Leeds on April 21

We're really excited to announce our Diversity in Digital Health event, hosted by NHS England, the Shuri Network and the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, at Cloth Hall Court in Leeds.

As Sir Simon Stevens announces a new commitment to ensure that the health service’s ‘head office’ is representative of the wider workforce at all levels of seniority, we will examine the challenges that exist in making this happen.

We'll be exploring the following key themes and focusing on practical ways to improve diversity:
  • The Shuri Network: The community for BAME women and allies, building inclusive leadership in digital health, launching across the North
  • BAME Innovators and Entrepreneurs: The role and the challenges for health tech entrepreneurs
  • NHS England People Plan: Delivering heritage, culture, potential and talents of all its workforce/wider community to the NHS
  • Carer Community: Innovations to support family and community care
Book now for Diversity in Digital Health
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Diversity and Inclusion at the Rewired Leadership Summit

Rafiah Badat, Shera Chok, Sonia Patel and Ijeoma Azodo leading the Shuri panel session.

The Shuri Network was delighted to be involved in the Digital Health Rewired Leadership Summit on March 3, where diversity and inclusion dominated the agenda. 

TechUK president, Jacqueline de Rojas, provided a keynote which highlighted the importance of fostering diversity in healthcare to ensure technology caters to the needs of the NHS and the people it serves.

The Shuri Network also sent a clear message that improving diversity and inclusivity in the NHS is something everyone owns and “cannot be outsourced to HR”, in their afternoon panel session.

Providing an update on the Network’s activity since it’s launch at Digital Health Summer Schools in July 2019, one of our co-founders, Dr Shera Chok, said the organisation has has grown to around 500 members and allies, raised the importance of diversity and the connection to quality and patient safety, advised NHSX and NHSE, held our inaugural event at Barts Health, produced podcasts and webinars and spoken at schools and national events.

Sonia Patel, who has been appointed as CIO for NHSX said, " We want genuine diversity including cognitive diversity to get better outcomes for NHS.”

“We’re here to help the NHS innovate, we’re here to help the NHS deliver their innovative objectives and we are here to improve patient safety.”  Dr Shera Chok

Nominate the Shuri Network for the HEE HEAT Awards 2020!

The 2020 HEAT (Healthcare, Education and Training) Awards celebrate education, training, leadership and workforce development at all levels and across all professions - those who have gone above and beyond their role to make a difference, support and motivate their peers, championed quality improvement and ultimately improved people’s health and safety.

At the Shuri Network, we have actively promoted and celebrated equality and diversity, highlighed role models and demonstrated inclusive leadership as well as challenged the system to do better. We have stimulated change by highlighting the need for the NHS to build a workforce that is digitally confident, engaged with digital transformation and whose voices and ideas are heard. By doing this we are helping to transform the workforce in order to provide more coordinated and proactive care for our patients.

Please do consider nominating us for the following awards !

1. Champion of Diversity, Inclusion and Widening Participation

2. Delivering 21st Century Care ​​

The closing date is 27 March at midnight.

Nominate the Shuri Network for the HEE HEAT Awards

More Events in 2020

Could You Be a Non-Executive Director?

Gateshead NHS Trust is currently recruiting for 2 x Non Executive Directors and is actively seeking applications from under-represented groups. 

See their website for more details and to download a full candidate pack.
Developing your leadership career

Are you an current or aspiring NHS director ? Would you like to take the next step in your NHS leadership career? Apply for Aspire Together: London Regional Talent Board (NHS Leadership Academy)
The NHS Leadership Academy is seeking applications for its Regional Talent Boards to create a diverse pool of senior leaders. Nominations are invited for existing and aspirant directors to join the Aspire Together: London Talent Pool and they are especially keen to open these opportunities to women, BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates. 

Sponsors and Supporters

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all our friends, allies and members, and in particular Jon Hoeksma and his team at Digital Health for the Rewired Leadership Session, the HSJ team and the NHS Building a Digital Ready Workforce Programme (BDRW), Health Education England and NHS X for their sponsorship of the network.
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