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Digital Unite's Digital Health Champions Network

Online training and support that turns healthcare staff and volunteers into confident Digital Health Champions. Provides health organisations with a ready-made framework to achieve sustainable digital inclusion.

“A great confidence booster for anyone considering becoming a Digital Health Champion.”

Sam manages a Digital Health Champion project for a CCG.

"I now feel like I have more than enough knowledge to encourage people to take control of their health online."

Anika is a manager at a GP Practice.

“This is brilliant! Teaching people to access health information and online appointments is so important.”

Debbie is a Digital Health Champion in her local community.

“My learner now has the ability to access online services including appointments and medication.”

Sam volunteers as a Digital Health Champion at a community hub.

What is a Digital Health Champion?

Digital Health Champions are people of all ages and from all backgrounds and communities. They could be staff members working in a GP Surgery, volunteers working in their local community...

With the support of a Digital Health Champion, someone can learn to:

  • Order prescriptions and book appointments quickly and easily
  • Find information to aid their health and wellbeing
  • Discover local support groups
  • Keep in touch with friends and family when they are in hospital

Having patients with good digital skills means your organisation can:

  • Empower people to feel better informed and more in control of their health
  • Reduce the time and cost of administration
  • Reduce pressure on face-to-face appointments
  • Make digitally-enabled care a reality

The Digital Health Champions Network is a new online one-stop shop

Developed in partnership with NHS Digital and NHSX
Everything you need to have confident Digital Health Champions


CPD accredited and flexible e-learning with self-enrolment, 9 out of 10 Champions recommend it!


A ready-made bank of hundreds of teaching resources and how-to guides


Project management tools to co-ordinate activities in organisations or areas


Download reports on your Champion activity quickly and easily

What your teams will learn with our Network

Understanding and overcoming people's barriers to managing their health online

Using popular digital skills such as the NHS app and the NHS website

Supporting people with using the Internet safely and securely

Developing the skills patients need to use health website and online services

Overcoming accessibility barriers including visual impairment, hearing and memory loss

Engaging older people who rely on health services but are the least likely use be online