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Recruitment - DLP Cohort 19

Application Process
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We are now recruiting for Cohort 19!

Applications Due - 31st October 2022

Feedback to applicants - 2nd December 2022

Start of programme - 24th January 2023


Download the Application Form below. 

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

24th Jan 23


7th Feb 23


21st March 23


25th April 23


9th May 23


6th June 23


20th June 23


5th Sept 23


19th Sept 23


4 x 1.5hr virtual peer support group

28th Feb 23


25th May 23


11th July 23


3rd Oct 23


Project planning drop in Optional 14 Feb 23 10-11:30

1 x consolidation event

24th Oct 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 for further information.

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As part of the programme, participants are required to identify an area in their service or organisation which could be improved with a digital health and care solution. The solution should use technology to benefit people (e.g. citizens, patients, service users, staff). Participants are able to use the early stages of the programme to develop their project aim.

Suggested project ideas

We would encourage you seek the experience of others through the past project pages or other work you are aware of and make reference to this if appropriate in your application. You may wish to focus on a small aspect of the suggested projects during your time on the DLP – other projects are also welcome, including projects which you are already involved with.

  • Introducing digital referral methods to a service
  • Introducing remote health monitoring for patients/service users to reduce travel to in-person appointments, improve self-management and detect early warning signs
  •  Harnessing service user data (e.g., creating dashboards) in a way which allows improvements to services to be made
  • Leading on a system roll out in your organisation
  • Adoption of an M365 app in your service
  • Evaluation of a digital service which has been introduced into your organisation
  • Roll out of technology enabled care devices or service to enable people to remain independent and safe at home
  • Adoption of a decision support tool
  • Introducing and evaluating Near Me remote consultations / Near Me group consultations for patients/service users to improve access to services
  • Introducing, improving or evaluating digital technology to share targeted and specific treatment/intervention based information with people using services (ie not a generic website where people might get broad information but something more specific where they get e.g. rehab exercises
  • Utilising prescribing data to improve patient care

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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Useful Contacts for Applicants

- eHealth Digital Leads

- Strategic Digital Leads

- dNMAHP leads (contact list downloadable below)