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Clinical Informatics Fellowship Programme

We will be recruiting for our new clinical informatics fellowship scheme at NHS Digital. Find out more about our Clinical informatics fellowship programme.

Clinical knowledge is essential to our work in supporting patient-centred care. Clinical professionals who are skilled in informatics are rare. In some professions, such as nursing and general practice, there is a shortage.

Our Clinical Informatics Fellowship programme will contribute to the development of new clinical informaticians providing them with skills, capabilities and expertise to set them off on an informatics career.  The role is a 12 month secondment.

Our fellowship scheme will give clinicians interested in exploring a career in informatics the opportunity to join the biggest public sector health informatics organisation in the UK. 

Our fellowship scheme is the first of its kind currently available in England. The first year will be a pilot scheme, operating in the North of England.

Who can apply

The programme is currently open to Band 6/7:

  • nurses
  • pharmacists
  • therapists
  • social workers

or other professionals engaged in clinical or care duties in NHS services or social care in England. Applicants will have a keen interest in clinical informatics but may not have previous experience in informatics.

Benefits for you

You will get to experience informatics and enhance your skills outside the clinical environment.  Our scheme will provide opportunities to learn about digital systems, technology and managing change. It's not a management and leadership development scheme but it will include those skills.

This is a unique opportunity with our organisation. We are responsible for:

  • operating essential technology services, such as NHSmail, Spine, Summary Care Records and the e-Referral service
  • setting standards that protect patients' confidential information, reducing bureaucracy and improving data quality
  • collecting, analysing and publishing information that helps inform decision making, including National Clinical Audits, National Surveys, Quality and Outcomes Framework, reports on social care, mental health, population health and prescribing
  • developing the next generation of national data and information systems to ensure they maintain patient safety and clinical governance

Benefits for your organisation

You will gain valuable knowledge, experience and insight to take back and apply in your organisation after your 12 month secondment.
You will be able to support your organisation in building the local workforce capacity in clinical informatics.

How to apply

If you are interested in clinical informatics, you can register for job alerts on our careers site.


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