The Shuri Network Midwifery and Nursing Fellowships

We are delighted to welcome our 2022/23 Midwifery and Nursing Fellows !

The award-winning Digital Fellowship has been developed with NHS England specifically to support ethnic minority nurses and midwives interested in health technology. It will be enabled through 1:1 coaching sessions, virtual shadowing opportunities with digital and healthcare leaders, tailored educational events and peer support over a six month period starting from August/ September 2022. Participants will be supported to overcome career related challenges, build positive relationships & confidence, gain insight into different digital roles and the latest digital developments.

The Fellowships have been sponsored by the NHSE digital maternity fund and the NHSE Nursing Directorate (Professional & System Leadership)

Our first group of Nursing Fellows in 2021 came from a wide range of clinical backgrounds including Mental Health, Palliative Care, Sepsis, research and CCU from across the country. As a result of the Fellowship, 25% have successfully applied for and been offered new roles and 2 have gained places on the NHS HEE Digital Leadership programme. Fellows have also spoken at national conferences, been offered funding for MSc courses, promoted digital nursing roles with the RCN and helped to influence and shape health policy.

Our first cohort of Digital Nursing Fellows, coaches, Chair and Project Manager at our graduation celebration at Rewired, 15 March 2022

Feedback from our first cohort of digital nurse fellows

We were delighted to welcome Bisi Soledolu to the Shuri team in June 2021 as our Project Manager for the Nursing Fellowship. Bisi is a nurse & midwife by background and is passionate about helping nurses and midwives to succeed in their careers. In June 2022 she won the Workforce Innovator award at the National BAME Health and Care Awards for her work on the Fellowship !