Leeds aspires to be a healthy and caring place for people of all ages to live. In order to achieve this ambition, Leeds City Council and NHS organisations across Leeds have been working with local communities and partner organisations to create a vision through the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

About us

Digital technologies can play an important role in enabling people to access information and services, strengthen their social networks and reduce isolation. However, people can only realise the benefits of the city investment in digital technology if they have the access, skills, trust and motivation to be online.

It's in this space that the Digital Practitioner Programme is striving to make a difference.

Our Purpose

Our aim is to help health and care practitioners on their digital journey, so that they are better equipped to support citizens in achieving better health outcomes

Our Journey

In 2015, Leeds City Council and mHabitat got together to review the use of digital across our health and care practitioners, and in the Leeds community.  Our discovery led to the Digital Practitioner programme being born.  Today we are working with Leeds City Council and NHS organisations to shape up a good model of engagement and support for practitioners, managers and support functions.

The model

The Digital Practitioner focuses on 4 core areas in order to support and sustain the adoption of digital into practice


Sharing, connecting and boosting skills

Team / Profession

Becoming more digitally confident together

Manager / Leader

Enable and empower better use of digital


Create the conditions and align strategy