AN IPEM member has started a fellowship to help ensure the NHS is the world leader in using digital technologies to benefit patients.
Haris Shuaib is a Clinical Scientist in the Medical Physics Department at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London.
He is one of 17 digital fellows with Health Education England’s Topol Programme for Digital Fellowships in Healthcare. This aims to support NHS organisations to invest in clinical staff to develop specialist digital skills and to learn about leading digital transformation, while giving clinicians enough time outside of clinical commitments to lead digital health improvements and innovations.
The Topol Review outlined recommendations to ensure the NHS is the world leader in using digital technologies to benefit patients. It will involve implementing technologies such as genomics, digital medicine, artificial intelligence and robotics at a faster pace and on a greater scale than anywhere else in the world.
The fellowship programme will provide fellows with time and support to design and deliver digital health projects and initiatives in their organisations and a programme of workshops and mentoring to stimulate and support fellows to lead digital health transformations for NHS staff and patients.
Professor Mark Tooley, IPEM’s President, said: ‘Many congratulations to Haris on being selected for this important programme. I hope he finds it both stimulating and rewarding.'
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