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Congratulations to our recent NHS Digital Academy graduates

28 April 2023

Recent BSO NHS Digital Academy graduates
Recent graduates pictured above L to R: Stephen Beattie and Dermot Boyle

Congratulations to Dermot Boyle and Stephen Beattie who are recent graduates of the NHS Digital Academy, having completed the programme in September 2022.


At the end of last month they travelled to the graduation ceremony which was held at the House of Lords and then Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London. The ceremony was hosted by Professor Lord Darzi of Denham (Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London).



The prestigious Digital Health Leadership Programme (DHLP) is a core NHS Digital Academy programme. It was established in 2017 following a Secretary of State commitment on the back of the Wachter Review. It aims to address the need to develop and invest in the capability and capacity of digital change leaders. The DHLP is delivered by Imperial College London and partners and is now entering its 6th cohort (Stephen and Dermot were in cohort 4).


What is the Digital Health Leadership Programme?

The programme is a 12-month fully accredited Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Digital Health Leadership delivered through Imperial College London and consists of 8 modules delivered via a mixed model of self-learning with group, virtual and group face-to-face sessions.

For further information on the programme and what it offers, please visit Digital Health Leadership Programme