About the Topol Digital Fellowship programme

The Topol Programme for Digital Fellowships in Healthcare aims to support NHS organisations to invest in clinical staff to develop specialist digital skills and to learn about leading digital transformation, while giving clinicians enough time outside of clinical commitments to lead digital health improvements and innovations.

The fellowship programme will provide fellows with time and support to design and deliver digital health projects and initiatives in their organisations and a programme of workshops and mentoring to stimulate and support fellows to lead digital health transformations for NHS staff and patients. This will be an exciting opportunity for NHS clinical staff, including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, dentists, healthcare scientists, pharmacists and others, to shape and accelerate the NHS digital revolution.

The first cohort of digital fellows began their fellowships in September 2019.

Updates from our fellows

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Matthew Alexander

Why choose to do the Fellowship?

  • 01st Sep 2020

I was moved today to reflect on some of my learning from my time in and outside the Fellowship over the last seven months, and especially over the last month. 

Melanie Martin

The second half: Designing a minimally viable NHS Service

  • 06th Apr 2020

To succeed in football and in digital services, both rely upon a team and committed supporters to be there for the wins and the losses.

Melanie Martin

What does a Clinical Product Owner do?

  • 05th Feb 2020

I was recently set a challenge: two actually. I like a challenge or two. The first challenge was to draw on a post-it note a picture of myself and to describe my role. As there was a prize for the ‘best caricature’ I naturally put my best effort into my artwork. The second challenge was to write a blog post. As this was to be my first blog I thought it should at least explain what I wrote on the post-it note.