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Shuri Network Fellowship winners announced

After receiving a great response to the Shuri Network Digital Fellowship, we are pleased to announce that three people have been confirmed and accepted a place on the scheme.

Joicy Jose, a Digital Health Nurse Specialist, Ulfa Ruksana Salim a Lead Nurse to Quality and Professional Standards and Amritha Sasankan a Data Manager were selected by a panel of judges.

The award-winning Shuri Network teamed up with the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) to support women from minority ethnic backgrounds who are interested in data and health technology.

The fellowship offers women coaching sessions, educational events, peer support and shadowing opportunities support them to succeed and thrive as digital leaders and innovators.

Joicy Jose who works at Newcastle Hospitals said: “Being accepted in Shuri Network Digital Fellowship programme is an opportunity to learn and grow. I believe it’s like stepping into a realm of endless possibilities and to get a chance to collaborate with brilliant minds on a shared journey of discovery to shape a brighter future.”

Ulfa Ruksana Salim from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust said: “I am delighted to have secured a place on the Shuri Digital Fellowship. I was draw to the ethos of this fellowship, as it will allows the opportunity to improve my digital knowledge, build on my leadership approach and it enables networking across sectors to support my Trust in their journey to deliver improved patient safety.”

Amritha Sasankan said: “I am looking forward to enhancing my abilities in leadership and management, to improve my skills to explore and refine my career path. I believe, this fellowship can provide me an opportunity to learn and advance in my career.”

Shera Chok who is co-founder of the Shuri Network said: “We were overwhelmed with the standard of candidates who applied for the Fellowship and look forward to working with our new intake. Whilst we couldn’t take everyone on this scheme, we can work with everyone who came forward to be part of the network which offers support to women from minority ethnic groups.”

Professor Graham Evans, Executive Chief Information Officer for the ICB said: “I’m looking forward to working with all the digital fellows. They will receive tailored support from peers across the Shuri Network, plus the chance to work on some of our regional digital transformation programmes.”

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