Shuri Podcast Series

The Shuri Network podcast is now here! Click on the Soundcloud link below to hear about the world of digital health, through the eyes of our fantastic and inspirational guests. You can find the episodes wherever you listen to your podcasts, or simply check back below every two weeks for new content. Let us know what you think!

Shuri Network Podcasts

The award-winning Shuri Network is the first NHS and care network of BAME women in digital health. In this fortnightly podcast series we aim to demystify what digital health is all about, and also to bring you insights into how some of our inspirational female leaders from ethnic minority groups and allies have got to where they are.

Episode 1 notes “Getting to know the podcast hosts”

Welcome to the first ever Shuri Network podcast! In this episode we will introduce you to our hosts, dig into their journeys in Digital Health, and hear what this podcast series is all about.

Tune in to hear from:
• Dr Ayesha Rahim, Chief Clinical Information Officer at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
• Ronke Adejolu, Associate Nurse Director at NHSX
• Selina Lee, Healthcare Client Executive at Microsoft

Ayesha, Ronke and Selina – our podcast hosts

Episode 2 notes “What is the Shuri Network?”

Today’s episode is all how the Shuri Network was founded, what it has achieved so far, and the hopes are for the future. Telling us all about this is the Shuri Network co-founder Dr Shera Chok, a GP in Tower Hamlets, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at NHS Digital.

Picture of Dr Shera Chok
Dr Shera Chok

Episode 3 notes “What does Digital Health mean?”

Ever wondered what “digital health” actually means? Look no further! In this episode we’ll be hearing from Rachel Dunscombe, CEO of the NHS Digital Academy and Principal at Tektology, along with Pam Cairns, Data Liaison Manager at NHS Digital. You’ll hear about their journeys, their values, and what digital means to them.

Rachel Dunscombe and Pam Cairns

Episode 4 notes “How can you start a career in digital health?”

Want to know how “technical” you need to be in order to work in digital health? Interested in finding out about the career options in this enormous field? Our guests today are Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas, Head of Blended Learning and Digital Learning and Development Lead at Health Education England , and Aasha Cowey, Strategic Transformation Lead at Surrey and Borders Partnership MHS Foundation Trust and co-founder of @FlexNHS. Find out more information about NHS careers in technology here, and if you want to know more about the Health Education England Digital Readiness programme, see this link. The career pathways project referenced by Aasha can be found here, along with a list of general job roles which exist in technology here.

Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas and Aasha Cowey

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Shout out to our technical engineer:
• David Hills

Music by Tortue Super Sonic, “Afro”
Twitter: @NetworkShuri