Dr Denise Turner joins national digital development of social care advisory group

New group will explore how data, information, knowledge and technology can transform the way health and care services are managed and run.

Date: 06 June 2019

Dr Denise Turner, a senior lecturer in Social Work at London Met, has been invited onto the expert advisory group for a major new national project which aims to improve the digital skills of social workers across England, creating partnerships across a range of disciplines to prevent duplication and conflict in the field.

The project is part of the Building a Digital Ready Workforce, a national programme supported by Health Education England and NHS digital. The advisory group includes members from professional, academic, charity and government departments, seeking to develop a briefing for practitioners which will include a set of digital capabilities. They will also be creating a network of digital champions for the sector and a campaign to raise the profile of the work across the country.

Dr Turner said: “I was delighted to receive the invitation to join this highly influential project. It is a significant recognition of my reputation and work in this area, and will help place London Met Social Work and Social Professions at the hub of developing a digital workforce equipped for the future.”

Dr Turner has been recognised as a key member of the group due to her ongoing digital development and research work. Her idea for a new Social Work app reached the finals of this year’s Big Idea Challenge.

The prestigious invitation puts Dr Turner and London Met’s social work research and teaching at the cutting edge of digital development in the sector.