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Transform Your Career: FEDIP Future Digital Leader Bursary Applications Now Open

Applications for Cohort Three of the FEDIP Digital Leaders Programme are now open.  

The FEDIP Future Leader Bursary is a competitive programme which invites those working in health and care informatics to become part of a yearly cohort of aspiring future leaders.   

"I've really enjoyed the scheme; it's helped me expand my view past my small domain and meeting like-minded people has been really rewarding."  

The programme is intended to support those who aspire to pursue leadership roles as health and care professionals, particularly those who may face financial barriers to entry. It is open to anyone working in health and care informatics, both clinical and non-clinical, private and NHS.  

The programme offers:  

  • 12-month membership of a FEDIP Professional Body of your choice 

  • A ticket to the BCS Faculty of Health and Care Inaugural Conference

  • Invitation to a private webinar series with speakers from across health and care leadership 

  • Private Peer-to-Peer Community 

  • Certificate of Recognition & Digital Badge 

  • A place on the Future Digital Leader Council 

Applications are open until June 2nd   



What does the Future Digital Leader Bursary Programme offer you?  


Professional Body Membership  

The bursary covers a 12-month membership of a FEDIP Professional Body of your choice and access to their mentoring scheme.  


Certificate of Recognition  

Achieving a place on our competitive bursary program recognises your potential in the health and care digital profession. Awardees receive a FEDIP certificate, validating your acceptance, and a digital badge to share with your network. This acknowledgement highlights your leadership skills and dedication to advancing digital health and care. 


Online Speaker Programme  

Bursary holders are invited to three exclusive webinar events where we invite current industry leaders to present on their current projects and answer any questions you may have. Past speakers have included:  Sonia Patel (NHS System CIO), Kelvyn Hipperson, (CIO, Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust) and Melanie Iles (Interim CCIO for NHS England). 


Future Digital Leader Council  

FEDIP Future Digital Leader alumni are invited to join the Future Digital Leader's Council. A special interest group that allows participants to feedback on ongoing programmes of work within the profession.  


Private Peer-to-Peer Community  

Each cohort has a private peer-to-peer support group to connect with other members within your bursary group for support, ideas and collaboration.  


Conference Attendance  

A ticket to the BCS Faculty of Health and Care Inaugural Conference on Thursday 10th October, London.


Who is the programme for?  

The programme is open to both clinical and non-clinical professionals working in the health or care informatics (digital health) profession.   

The programme aims to have a wide range of professionals represented. Previous bursary holders range from Business Analysts and Digital Nurses to Clinical Coders and Mental Health Support Workers. Previous applicants have been a mix of NHS, charity and private companies.   

Priority is given to individuals who may face financial barriers to entry. The programme aims to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where members have the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from advancement. 


How to apply  

Please fill in the application form at this address:

Applications are open until June 2nd   






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