Ken Mackness, CEO
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About the Institutional Member
The Faculty of Clinical Informatics is the multi-disciplinary membership body for health and social care professionals working in clinical informatics in the UK.
FCI exists to drive high quality health, care and wellbeing for people through the advancement of clinical informatics.
FCI supports its members throughout their career journey as clinical informaticians by providing learning resources, mentorship, special and professional interest groups, CPD accredited webinars, conferences and events, and opportunities to network and collaborate with others.
Research and Projects
Core Competency Framework
In 2020, the FCI published the outputs of its Core Competency project (CCP). The CCP provided a methodology for the development of core knowledge and skills-based competencies for clinical informaticians and the mechanism by which these competencies can be mapped to educational and professional developmental initiatives for accreditation.
The key output from the CCP was the description of a Core Competency Framework (CCF) which detailed the core knowledge and skills-based competencies for clinical informaticians and the mechanism by which these competencies can be mapped to educational and professional initiatives.
Chief Clinical Informatics Officer job description
Despite clear recommendations “to strengthen and grow the CCIO field” in the Wachter report (2016), clinical informaticians across the four UK nations continue to describe unwarranted inconsistencies in the remits of their roles.
To help address this issue, the FCI called upon a multi-professional working group of its members to develop an example of a model job description for a Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (CCIO), utilising the FCI Core Competency Framework. The group was chaired by Professor Lesley Holdsworth, Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care, Scottish Government.
Special and Professional Interest Groups
The FCI’s Special and Professional Interest Groups exist to provide Members with shared interests the opportunity to network and find peer support. Through regular meetings, Special and Professional Interest Group members across health and social care share expertise, views and opinions on their chosen topics.
All FCI members are eligible to join Special and Professional Interest Groups which include:
- Allied Health Professionals
- Artificial Intelligence
- Associate Network
- Clinical Safety
- Diagnosis Recording
- Digital Medicine
- Early Career
- Healthcare Scientist
- Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)
- Primary Healthcare Specialist
- Healthcare Scientists
- Nursing and Midwifery
More information: https://facultyofclinicalinformatics.org.uk/