British Computer Society Nursing Interest Group
The Nursing specialist group (NSG) is part of the British Computer Society. It contributes to national and international debates on information management and technology issues within health care. The NSG contributes to the annual Healthcare Computing (HC) Conferences run by the BCS Health Informatics Committee (HIC).
The CNIO Network, hosted by Digital Health, is the sister network to the CCIO Network and shares a similar focus on promoting best practice and collaboration across a leadership community that spans NHS organisations across the UK. The core membership comprises the nurses and AHPs who are likely to be working in and with IT.
NHS X Digital Nurse Network
Headed up by two Digital Nurse Champions, who are both experienced practice nurses, the Digital Nurse Network brings together nursing staff and wider practice teams about the work of the national programme and digital initiatives planned for primary care in 2019 and beyond. Being part of the Network will offer nursing professionals the opportunity to discuss the digital offering in the NHS Long Term Plan and share digital best practice tools and peer-to-peer support.
The Network is open to all nursing professionals, from those who were early adopters and pioneers of digital technology to those who have recently caught the technology bug. It will be of particular benefit to those nurses who are interested in or currently taking a lead on digital transformation in their practices.
Ann Gregory – @AnnGregoryRN
Helen Crowther - @nursehelenc
One Health Tech
One HealthTech is a grassroots community that supports and promotes women and other under-represented groups to be future leaders in health innovation. It campaigns for the need and importance for better inclusion of all backgrounds, skill sets and disciplines in health tech. OHT supports the health and care community through education, mentorship, promoting the positive effects of inclusion in technology, encouraging broader participation at meetings and events, and championing diversity in leadership.
RCN eHealth Forum
‘Every Nurse an eNurse’ is the primary workstream of the RCN eHealth Forum. ENeN strives to help nurses and related professions successfully navigate the challenges of eHealth. By helping to position nursing closer to the heart of digital transformation, ENeN provokes debate about the role of nursing in eHealth, what it means for the profession and showcases examples of where the nursing perspective has led the way in enabling the very best in eHealth practices for the benefit of patients, clinical services, clinicians and researchers. We aim to engage the nursing workforce, influence policy and publish useful guidance for nurses involved either in delivering digitally enabled services or in the thick of the fight to influence and design it.
The Shuri Network is the first NHS network of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women in health tech and digital health. It is a joint project with NHS England, NHS Digital and Health Education England (HEE) as part of the Building a Digitally Ready Workforce (BDRW) programme. The Shuri Network is for all women of colour who are leading, involved with or interested in digital health and tech in the NHS.
The network aims to develop a more inclusive leadership community that reflects the diversity of the NHS workforce, support career progression and identify authentic role models, particularly in underrepresented groups such as Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and nurses. It's called the Shuri Network after Shuri – the character from the Black Panther film who is the brains behind Wakanda technological advancement and prowess.