The Shuri Network is the first NHS and care network of BAME women 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.
We successfully launched the only virtual shadowing programme in the NHS in partnership with IBM and Hexitime in April this year. Over 60 leaders in health and technology have offered their time to connect with and support our members.
We do the following :
• Increase the visibility of BAME women and provide a national platform to share our contribution to digital innovation and patient care.
• Highlight successful BAME role models
• Offer Fellowships, shadowing opportunities and bursaries for professional development
• Challenge the NHS to reduce discrimination and increase BAME 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.
We stand in solidarity with our BAME 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 (BAME women in digital health and allies who support our aims) and will ensure you receive our newsletters and updates about events and opportunities.
We were delighted to win the national TechWomen100 Network of the Year award in December 2020 ! The award recognises the difference our Network is making to increasing diversity, safety and innovation within 18 months of our launch.