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UCL CHIME Reappointed to Train Future NHS Informatics Managers
29 July 2014
Following a competitive tender process, UCL CHIME has been reappointed to deliver formal academic training - via admission to the UCL Graduate Programme in Health Informatics - to trainees on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS).
CHIME's relatonship with the GMTS began in 2009 when informatics was first introduced to the GMTS as a management specialism alongside finance, human resources, and general management, and CHIME was appointed to deliver specialist informatics training. Since then, almost a hundred trainees have passed through the programme, which equips them with a theoretical and practical basis for future senior roles in informatics management. Past and current students describe their experiences on the GMTS website.
Programme Director Dr Paul Taylor said "We’re delighted to be involved in the GMTS. It is a hugely important one for the NHS - four of the last five Chief Executives of the NHS are alumni of the scheme - and a great one for the graduates – voted 1st place by graduates in The Guardian UK300 Graduate Employers in 2013 and 2014. Although the informatics specialism is a relatively recent addition we believe that in the six years we’ve been involved, we’ve had a chance to create a cohort of leaders who will go on to transform the way the NHS uses information. So we’re really excited to have won the contract again and to have the chance to deliver it for – we hope – another four years."
The target for most GMTS students is the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics, but a sizeable proportion have gone on to complete a dissertation and graduate with the full UCL MSc. Their employment prospects are also excellent - the vast majority move straight from the GMTS into well-paid roles with significant operational and management responsibility, across all sectors of the NHS from hospital foundation trusts to NHS England. Examples of GMTS trainees' successes are reflected in case studies on the Leadership Academy website.