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NHS Midlands and Lancashire’s Digital Data and Technology Directorate Awarded “Towards Excellence in Digital Standards Level 2”

NHS Midlands and Lancashire’s Digital Data and Technology Directorate Awarded “Towards Excellence in Digital Standards Level 2”

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We are excited to share that our Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) directorate has been formally presented with the prestigious Digital Skills Development Network’s ‘Towards Excellence in Digital Standards Level 2’ award. This recognition was received at the North West Skills Development ‘Connect’ Conference on May 16th.

Debbie Bywater, Chief Digital & Information Officer (CIO) at NHS Midlands and Lancashire, had the honour of opening the conference, which this year focused on “Is Our Approach To Digital And Data Enabling System Working?” This event was a great opportunity for the team to network with colleagues from across the North West and to hear from several thought-provoking speakers and patient advocates. They were also able to share their insights and experiences and raise awareness about some of the innovative digital and data projects they have been working on.

Commenting on the team’s achievement, Debbie said, “We are extremely proud to have achieved Towards Excellence in Digital Standards Level 2, so soon after achieving Level 1 accreditation. The process has been a very positive experience and has provided us with an opportunity to reflect upon and recognise the good work we have undertaken to date and to identify opportunities for further improvement. It is a fantastic achievement that reflects the hard work, commitment and important contribution that every member of DDaT makes to NHS ML and to those organisations and communities we support.”

The DDaT team, which includes the Digital Transformation, Digital Innovation, and Business Intelligence teams, has been acknowledged for achieving consistent good practice in “digital workforce development.”

The Digital Skills Development Network accreditation is peer-assessed and requires organisations to demonstrate evidence capability and good practice against a wide range of criteria for the professional development of all its digital staff. Having already achieved levels 1 and 2, the team is currently working towards level 3. Ammy Patel and Katie Burrows have been pivotal in supporting us through the process and collating evidence to demonstrate compliance with the standards.

At the presentation ceremony, colleagues from the DDaT team proudly held up their certificate. Pictured from left to right are Neil Morgan, Paul Chadwick, Louise Ross, Debbie Bywater, and Paul Copeland, with Pam Green, chair of the Digital Towards Excellence Standards, who presented the certificate.

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