The Shuri Network

Shuri Network founders and panel members at the network launch in July 2019

The Shuri Network is the first NHS and care network of women from minority ethnic groups in digital health. We are a unique team that has had a big impact on celebrating difference and diversity in digital health, challenging the system to take action and supporting women from ethnic minorities to succeed in their careers. We are named after Shuri, the Black Panther character who is responsible for her country’s technological success and champion safety, innovation and diversity, and are supported by Health Education England, NHSX and NHS Digital.

Our team at the HSJ Awards in November 2021 winning the NHS Race Equality Award ! Much love to all our Shuri sisters, allies, the NHS Race & Health Observatory for sponsoring the award and to our steering group members Nadira Hussain, Fiona MacDonald and Eddie Olla who were not at the event.

We do the following :

• Increase the visibility of women from ethnic minorities and provide a national platform to share our contribution to digital innovation and patient care.

• Highlight successful role models

• Offer Fellowships, shadowing opportunities and bursaries for professional development

• Challenge the NHS to reduce discrimination and increase diverse representation at senior levels in line with recommendations in the NHS People Plan.

• Deliver practical resources including events and recruitment guides for organisations with partners including HEE, NHSE, Digital Health, the Health Foundation, Hunter Healthcare, AHSNs, TechUK and Coders of Colour.

• Highlighted the adverse impact Covid-19 has had on ethnic minority communities and staff in the UK with the BBC and SkyNews

We stand in solidarity with our community, our members and allies in the fight against racism. Our network has always stood for equality, diversity and safety. Black Lives Matter.

Join the Shuri Network

Membership is free and open to all (women from minority ethnic groups in digital health and allies who support our aims) and will ensure you receive our newsletters and updates about events and opportunities.

Our steering group celebrating winning the TechWomen 100 Network of the Year Award in 2020