Project Description

Embedding Digital Services Fellowship– Allied Health Professional

Our Dorset Workforce

Expression of Interest by: 8th July 2022

Expression interest – via Forms link


Embedding Digital Services Fellowship– Allied Health Professional

Support for the adoption of Digital Services across the ICS:

There has been a large increase in public interest around digital health technologies (DHTs) since March 2020 and the imposition of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This shows no signs of slowing down, with five million downloads of health and fitness apps each day, and there is significant potential for these technologies to support our work as a healthcare system. Our aims in this respect are to provide people with access to the highest quality DHTs to give them the best chance of achieving a meaningful health outcome, and to gain the support of services across Primary and Secondary care in embedding these resources within their practice.

There is an opportunity for an Allied Health Professional with motivations around the possibilities of digital to undertake a Digital Fellowship through the Primary Care Training Hub, and to become an integral member of the project team. The project planning and deployment group is led by the Digital Access to Services @Home (D@SH) team.

The fellowship role is designed to:

  • Support the adoption of Digital Services such as the ORCHA App Library and the Video Library
  • Provide influence and insight into developing ways of utilising such technology in the delivery of Primary Care services and Community Care services. The role will also act as a conduit to the clinical teams within their spheres of influence
  • Assist with identifying and addressing barriers to adoption for the public and our professionals e.g. digital literacy, understanding or concerns at cultural change
  • Promote awareness and trust in both individual digital resources and our digital plans at a strategic level
  • Aid with implementation and support to Primary Care Networks and acute services where appropriate
  • Report into the project board the day to day embedding of technology within the process and themes occurring and recommendations of mitigation
  • Work alongside partners for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the tools we make available to professionals and the public
  • Undergo clinical safety training

The time commitment for the role will be for 2 sessions or 1 day per week (7.5 hours) for 9 months.

The hourly rate for this fellowship is based on current AfC Band 7-8a dependent on experience.

In addition to support from the project team, Dorset Digital Team and the Primary Care Training Hub, the fellow will also have access to the following:

  • Leadership Development
  • Dorset Project Management Lite course
  • Presentation Skills workshop
  • A coach from our Dorset Coaching Faculty
  • Fellows Peer Support Network

If you wish to register your interest in this fellowship programme, please complete the Expression of Interest form by the 8th July 2022 via the link below.

For more information, questions or queries please contact

Employer Details

Primary Care Training Hub (PCTH) in collaboration with Dorset CCG (ICB) Digital Team

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