The Shuri Network and Health Foundation virtual lunch and learn Diversity in the digital health workforce: next steps in your career as a black, Asian or minority ethnic woman

23 April 2021

Shuri Network

This lunch and learn session focused on empowering black, Asian and minority ethnic women in digital health at various stages in their careers through spotlighting the impactful work and lived experiences of inspiring black, Asian and minority ethnic women and allies.

This session is aimed at professionals, students, and graduates working in or developing their careers in digital health, with a focus on digital innovation and patient care. We also welcome professionals in health tech and health informatics to promote shared learning across communities.


Introduction to The Shuri Network and Health Foundation co-hosted webinar and lunch & learn series

  • Ayesha Rahim, Deputy Medical Director/Chief Clinical Information Officer, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust and Steering Group member, The Shuri Network
  • Rachel Tesfaye, Programme Manager, the Health Foundation

In conversation with... Dr Navina Evans: Developing and supporting black, Asian and minority ethnic women and the role of technology in shaping the future work environment

  • Navina Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Health Education England
  • Shera Chok, GP in Tower Hamlets, Co-founder and Chair, The Shuri Network and National Clinical Advisor, System Transformation, NHS England

Increasing diversity in digital health: The Shuri Network Shadowing Programme

  • Tracey Thomas, Digital Shadowing Programme Lead, The Shuri Network
  • Tara Suran, Digital Shadowing Programme Project Manager, The Shuri Network

Digital nursing initiatives

  • Ronke Adejolu, Associate CNIO Community Nursing, NHX and Digital Programme Lead, NHS England
  • Sara Nelson, Deputy CNIO, NHSX

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