Resources & Bursaries

Black History Month: What does this mean for digital leaders? October 2020: As Black History Month 2020 draws to a close, what actions can digital leaders take ?

The Royal College of Nursing Digital Careers Resource, July 2020: This is a fantastic source of information about current and emerging digital roles and innovations to help registered nurses and the clinical support workforce understand the range of career options available. We collaborated with the RCN digital team to identify contributors from diverse ethnic backgrounds and from across the UK.

HTN Interview Series: How the Shuri Network was born and our main purpose: Sarah Amani, Network co-founder, 4 June 2020: “Our aim is to amplify the voice of BAME women in the digital health space so they get the same opportunities to not only land leadership roles, but to be supported so they can thrive in the digital health space.”

NHS Leadership Academy Reciprocal Mentoring for Inclusion programme: Provides opportunities for individuals from under-represented groups (such as BAME, LGBTQ+, disability) to work as equal ‘partners in progress’ with senior executive leaders. The programme is open to all NHS organisations. Applications are made at an organisation level to enable the impact, reach and scale of outcomes the programme seeks to deliver. Closing date 30 October 2020.

NHS Leadership Academy Coaching and Mentoring programmes: Links to local resources available can be found on the website:

The Seacole Group is network of BAME Non Executive Directors in the NHS and their vision is that NHS Boards reflect the ethnic diversity of patients and communities they serve. Their website has useful reports and resources including recruitment advice and personal leadership stories.

After the speeches: what now for NHS staff race discrimination? Roger Kline, 13 June 2020: The COVID-19 impact on BME staff, and Black Lives Matter, has prompted promises to tackle racism more resolutely. What should NHS leaders do to ensure faster progress to tackle workforce race discrimination? Here are ten suggestions for health and care leaders.

COVID-19 and the impact on BAME communities, Dr Shera Chok, Network co-founder, 28 April 2020: “The current crisis has been called a ‘once in a career opportunity to transform the NHS.’ Instead, perhaps we should call it ‘a once in a career opportunity to reduce health inequalities and discrimination’.”

Newcastle University Health Informatics modules:

Health Informatics training for healthcare professionals developed with Health Education England:

Diversity Still Matters, McKinsey, 19 May, 2020: Inclusion and diversity are at risk in the crisis, but are critical for business recovery, resilience and reimagination.

Promoting Women in the Digital Workplace, November 2019: Using examples of initiatives including Microsoft and the Shuri Network, this policy briefing sets out how we can transform services and to achieve better outcomes through seeking voices from diverse backgrounds and upskilling public sector employees at all levels to be up to the task.

Our co-founders Dr Shera Chok and Sarah Amani with Sonia Patel, Chief information Officer, NHSX