Digital Health is pleased to announce 10 bursary places available to digital AHP and pharmacy leaders across the UK, to encourage and facilitate diverse representation and attendance at Digital Health Summer Schools 2024.

This bursary programme will cover the costs of 10 digital AHPs, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians attending Summer Schools 2024 and has been created to help identify, promote and support future digital AHP and pharmacy leaders and future talent in the UK health informatics and digital health sector.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 1 March 2024.

The programme is open to AHPs, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians UK-wide and will include:

  • A place at the Digital Health Summer Schools, which includes two-days access to the event, accommodation, and an evening social.
  • A reception evening on 17 July 2024 (Summer Schools pre-event).
  • Dedicated sessions at Summer Schools 18-19 July 2024 for AHP and pharmacy leaders


Successful bursary holders

Our successful bursary holders for 2024 are:

  • Yasin Bhaiji, Chief Pharmacy information Officer, North Middlesex University Hospital
  • Kath Charters, Principal Clinical Information Officer, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
  • Peter Cumpstone, Head of Digital Clinical Systems, Safety and Transformation, Sirona Health and Care
  • Frances Heathcote, Clinical Safety Officer, NHS in Ministry Of Defence
  • Camara Irish, Deputy Informatics Officer – AHP & Healthcare Science, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Christian van der Merwe, Chief Allied Health Professions Information Officer, Western Health & Social Care Trust
  • Patryk Poniatowski, Digital Lead Pharmacist, Velindre University NHS Trust
  • Sarbjit Sarai, Principal Pharmacist Critical Care & EPMA, East & North Herts NHS Trust, Lister Hospital
  • Jenna Thondee, Lead EPMA Pharmacist, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Hannah Todd, Clinical Leadership Fellow – Digital Innovation, NHSE / Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Attending the Digital Health Summer School was an investment in knowledge, skills, and a sense of purpose. It broadened my perspective, equipped me with practical know-how, connected me with a network of passionate individuals, and provided a platform for AHPs to share their inspiring digital journeys.

Angela Mooney, Chief Allied Health Professions Information Officer, Southern Health and Social Care Trust

The whole event allowed me to broaden my knowledge and network with others within the world of digital health. It was great to hear from the speakers across the two days about all the work going on to put digital at the forefront of healthcare! I would highly recommend the event for anyone in or wanting to move into the digital future!

Michael Dixie, Chief Pharmacy Technician, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust


Benefits of the Bursary Programme

The bursary programme provides you with:

  • Exposure to and an opportunity to network with, senior leaders in digital health, both at the event and thereafter
  • Access to CPD accredited learning and educational content across the duration of the event
  • An opportunity to meet and network with our CCIO, CIO & CNIO Advisory Panel members, who are the voice of their respective communities
  • Peer to peer learning within your bursary group
  • Speaker and chairing opportunities at future Digital Health events

If you would like further information about the bursary programme before applying please email

Network Sponsors

CCIO Network

Health CIO Network

CNIO Network

ICS Digital Council

Event Partners