DLP Recruitment

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Recruitment - DLP Cohort 18

Application Process
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Applications Due -  EXTENDED DEADLINE Friday 15th July 2022

Feedback to applicants - 29th July 2022

Start of programme - 14th September 2022


Download the Application Form below. 

Before sending your application, make sure you have met the following criteria:


Read Programme information on Turas Learn


Are working within health and social care in Scotland with responsibility for a team, service and/or digital transformation within your organisation


Have a digital improvement project to progress


Obtained line manager support


Obtained strategic support from the Digital Health and Care lead for your organisation


Confirmed you are able to attend all session dates (see below) and self-study time required (10 hrs minimum)

Application Support

If you need guidance on application writing NES has a helpful resources on 'Writing great applications for learning opportunities'. Please note you will need to have a Turas account and login to access this resource.

Below you'll find guidance specifically for the DLP as a downloadable pdf or video with some top tips for your application.

  • DLP Application Guidance this guidance is to ensure that your application includes the information required by the panel and represents your project idea, motivation, and potential learning opportunity in the best possible way.

Q&A Sessions

We are hosting some informal Q&A sessions for those wishing to find out more about the programme and ask any questions they may have. To book a place on a session, please register here. 

Recorded Q&A Sessions with past participants

Watch the videos below to hear from past participants about their experiences on the DLP.

Hear from Gary Baillie, manager of Bield Housing and Care's 24 hour response service, Fi Williams, TEC Communications Development Officer at Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action, Kirsty Bateson, ECHO Development Officer at Highland Hospice and Lesley Holdsworth, Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care at Scottish Government 

Hear from Dr Simon Stuart, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in NHS Lanarkshire, Sheena Burnside, Specialist Physiotherapist in NHS Ayrshire and Arran and Sarah Wiseman, Senior Nurse for HEPMA in NHS Tayside.

Course Outline

By submitting an application, participants are committing to the attend and complete the following elements:


9 x 2hr virtual sessions

14th Sept 22


27th Sept 22


18th Oct 22


15th Nov 22


29th Nov 22


17th Jan 23


21st Feb 23


14th March 23


18th April 23


4 x 1.5hr virtual peer support group

1st Nov 22


13th Dec 22


7th March 23


2nd May 23


1 x consolidation event

30th May 23 9:30-12:30

Participate in approx. 10 hours of guided self-learning

Shadow/Buddy your local digital lead

Engage with the NES Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme MS Teams Community

Devise, lead and implement a digital health and care improvement project

Share project impact and evidence with virtual community of practice as well as nationally

Contribute to the Digital Health and Care Programme evaluation

Become a member of the Scottish Digital Health and Care network

Good luck with your application, contact the team at nes.dlp@nhs.scot for further information.

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Applicants must propose a digital improvement project which uses technology to benefit people (e.g. citizens, patients, service users, staff).

Example of previous projects can be found on the DLP Projects page.

We encourage projects which focus on the adoption or creation of a decision support tool. Watch the video below and download the document to find out more about the Right Decision Service.


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