Digital Champions

Do you work in primary care and have an enthusiasm for digital technology? Applications are open for a place on the new Digital Champions education programme to support digital change in the NHS in the North East and North Cumbria.

Digital Champions is a free CPD-accredited 12 month education programme for primary care staff who want to inspire others to embrace digital technology. Champions have a crucial role in providing support to help people get online and develop their digital skills. They will share knowledge, influence and encourage both staff and patients to try digital options to access care.

As well as inspiring communities to enjoy all the benefits that being online can bring, Digital Champions have a vital role in ensuring the voice of those who are unable to, or have difficulty accessing digital health technologies is also heard so we don’t create inequalities in care.

What to expect

The Digital Champions education programme gives all NHS primary care staff the opportunity to become digital champions within their organisation.

During the 12 month programme you’ll be expected to complete 12 hours of programme activities including two virtual education sessions delivered by Redmoor Health. These sessions are an opportunity to learn about digital communications, including website and social media; engaging patients in digital and online services; and best practice examples across primary care services.

Champions will also have access to:

  • Mentorship opportunities and one-to-one drops in
  • Networking with other professionals who have a passion for digital technology and innovation
  • Events delivered in partnership with industry experts.

To understand more about the role of a digital champion please see the Digital Champions Programme brochure.

“I was starting to feel disheartened with digital but this has been amazing and reignited my fire!” – Digital Champion

Download the brochure

Future dates

Applications are open for a bespoke Digital Champions course for anyone working in optometry. The course will start on 15th February 2024, 18.00 – 19.00 and sessions will be delivered on MS Teams. To find out more and register your interest in this CPD accredited course contact [email protected]

Digital Champion stories

Interested in becoming a Digital Champion? Listen to some of our real-life current Digital Champions below and hear why they signed up and the impact its had on their organisaiton.