Digital Health Skills Pulse Survey

The NortHFutures Hub aims to facilitate the cross-sector research and development of healthcare technologies (health tech) to support people’s health, care and wellbeing in the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) region of the UK.

The Hub facilitates responsible research and design innovation in health-tech, supported by inclusive digital skills sharing, training, and by making connections.

This survey has been designed to understand current digital training and skills development needs in the health and care sector, plus skills and training opportunities and offers, within our region. We also seek to understand the training needs and offers in our region for doing health-tech innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as opportunities for knowledge sharing that supports digital health initiatives.

Your views will provide invaluable insight and evidence to shape our planning around the facilitation and resourcing of training and skills sharing activities.

How will information be collected?

Your responses to this survey will be collected as research data by Newcastle University and will be used for the purpose of informing the planning of NortHFutures Hub activities, the allocation of resources and funds, and monitoring impact only. Data will be processed and stored according to University standards and in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.

This study has been approved by a Faculty Ethics Committee, reference number 46653/2023. Any personal data collected from you will be securely stored only for the duration of the study or as long as it is required after which point it will be permanently deleted. Research data will be securely stored for up to 10 years after which point it will be permanently deleted. For more information about how data is managed at Newcastle University, please contact: rec-man@newcastle.ac.uk.

The survey is structured in five sections:

Part A: Information about your work
Part B: Understanding your workforce
Part C: Understanding your organisation’s use of data
Part D: Understanding training gaps
Part E: Reaching wider stakeholders

We anticipate this survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Hub Programme Manager, Jen Wood, Jennifer.Wood@newcastle.ac.uk.

We are collecting results on a continual basis, but would appreciate if you could respond by 31st July 2024.

Part A: Information about your work
You can choose for your responses to be associated with your professional role.

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* 1. In the free box below, please optionally provide your professional role:

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* 2. What sector(s) do you work in?

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* 3. In your role, are you a people manager?

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* 4. I confirm that I have read and understand the information about the purpose of this survey

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* 5. I agree to my survey responses being stored in a secure database, for use by Northern Health Futures team members only.

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* 6. I agree to take part in this survey.

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