Digital Health is pleased to announce 10 bursary places available to digital Nurses and Midwives 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 Nurses and Midwives attending Summer Schools 2024 and has been created to help identify, promote and support future digital Nursing and Midwifery 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 nurses and midwives 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 nursing and midwifery


Successful bursary holders

Our successful bursary holders for 2024 are: 

    • Joanne Blackler, Digital Midwife, Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
    • Gayle Dellow, Digital Lead Midwife, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
    • Renee Hall, Associate Nursing Informatics Officer, Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
    • Astrid Lefevre, Lead Digital Nurse, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
    • Bethany Lowe, Digital Matron, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
    • Kellie-Jayne Mohess, Critical Care Health Informatics Nurse Lead and Associate Nursing Information Officer, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
    • Justina Smith, Digital Matron, University Of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
    • Ken-Rodulf Villaruel, Information Officer for Nursing, Midwifery and AHP, Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    • Claire Westray, Associate Chief Nursing Information Officer, Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust /li>
    • Leonard Zheki, Associate Clinical Chief Information Officer-Nursing, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

My bursary allowed me to attend DHSS for the first time and I’m so glad I did. The agenda was full to the brim and choosing sessions was really tough. I met with people that have so far only been digitally enabled contacts and made so many connections that I’ve stayed in touch with.

Leah Parry, CxIO: Nursing, Midwifery and AHPs, University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS FT

This was my first Digital Health Summer School and it was a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded digital leaders, to network and share ideas. I left the Summer School feeling inspired, energised and excited.

Leah Bradley, Lead Nurse Expanse, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS FT


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