News, NHS trust

Digital Academy launched in North London offering digital skills training to staff

North London Mental Health Partnership has announced the launch of a new Digital Academy, looking to enhance the digital capabilities of staff and upskilling with an emphasis on “intelligent use of data” to drive improvements in patient outcomes.

The academy, delivered by Multiverse, has seen a total of 50 members of staff receiving training to date, with a further 50 to be enrolled in March with the aim of “embedding cultural change across the partnership”.

The trust also seeks to embed understanding of data and insights across the organisation in the hopes of enhancing services and improving outcomes for patients and service users.

Sarah Wilkins, CDIO at North London Mental Health Partnership, says: “Not only will it drive operational efficiency, but it will also serve as a stepping stone in our commitment to professional development for our staff.”

Peppa Wise, VP Go To Market at Multiverse, comments: “Through this partnership, North London Mental Health Partnership is not only investing in its operational efficiency to better support patients and service users, but it is also nurturing its workforce with cutting-edge data skills. This step will enhance patient services and outcomes, reflecting the growing embrace of a data-driven approach across the NHS.”

On digital priorities for the region, our latest industry view piece included thoughts from Osman Bhatti, GP and CCIO at North East London HCP. Osman shared with us his thoughts on digital priorities in the region, and areas of digital health he was particularly excited about for the future.

Elsewhere, we spoke with Clare Gallagher, project manager for social prescribing in the Digital First team at NHS North West London ICB. Clare chatted with us about ongoing digital projects and programmes in NW London, as well as sharing insights into successful digital social prescribing and priorities for the future.