FCI News and Guest Blogs

Updates from the Faculty and thoughts and interviews from Faculty members.

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FCI Internal Systems Management Group

28/Jun/2021 14:49:30 In Faculty Of Clinical Informatics News
As the Faculty grows in size, the demands on our internal systems (CRM, accounts, website, events, etc) are also growing. An internal systems management group is being set up to oversee the efficient operation of current systems and to help us to make strategic decisions about future developments.

We are looking for members, fellows or associates to join the group, which will meet virtually on a monthly basis.

NHS Electronic Health Records Usage Survey

The NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre headed by Professor Ara Darzi, is currently conducting a study exploring the experiences of doctors using electronic health records (EHR) systems in the NHS, and its potential impact on patient safety and healthcare costs.

This study may contribute to future policy solutions to better integrate EHRs into your clinical workplace and the NHS.

Early Careers Elevator Pitch Event - Blog by Dr Nav Paul

28/Jun/2021 14:49:39 In Blog by Dr Nav Paul
Dr Nav Paul who is a GPwER, Dermatology Fellow, Associate of the Faculty and member of the Shuri Network has recently presented her project at the Early Careers Special Interest Group Elevator Pitch Event.

She has written a fantastic blog about the event from her experience.

Survey to help shape the Digital Clinical Safety

The Digital Safety Team at NHSX is currently developing a Digital Clinical Safety (DCS) strategy in partnership with NHS Digital, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. They are working with Kaleidoscope Health and Care who are leading a short, formal consultation on the DCS strategy. As part of this consultation, you are invited to complete a survey to help shape the DCS strategy.

Health Foundation report on Learning Health Systems

Tom Foley produced a Health Foundation report on Learning Health Systems. It presents a new framework for developing Learning Health Systems at the national, regional and local levels, going beyond data, to include knowledge and its application. It also seeks to bind informatics strategies with those of the broader system as well as being more comprehensible to non-tech leaders, politicians, clinicians and the public.

Consultation on the future of the informatics profession from FEDIP

14/May/2021 12:11:18 In FEDIP consultation
The Federation of Informatics Professionals (FEDIP) are pleased to announce the consultation “Becoming the Profession” is now and will close on the 1st June 2021. The consultation is open to all those working in Health or Care whose role includes any aspect of Informatics.

Sharing know-how for digital transformation workshop

20/Apr/2021 12:59:47 In FEDIP consultation
We were delighted to deliver a workshop on the importance of know-how as part of the Digital Transformation Summit at Digital Health Rewired 2021.

Dame Fiona Caldicott – In Memoriam

26/Mar/2021 13:41:10 In Faculty Of Clinical Informatics News
It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Dame Fiona Caldicott on 15th February 2021. Here, FCI members pay tribute.

FCI Consulting… and an exciting opportunity to lead the service!

26/Mar/2021 12:19:34 In Faculty Of Clinical Informatics News
The Faculty has been providing expert consultancy services to a range of stakeholders since its inception, acting as a well-trusted organisation to deliver high quality outputs matched to the clients’ specific requirements.

The FCI’s Professional Competencies for Clinical Informaticians – an update

26/Mar/2021 12:09:26 In FEDIP consultation
Alan Hassey and Lydia Jidkov give an update on the FCI's Core Competency Framework for clinical informaticians

Watch FCI webinars on joining the Faculty and becoming a clinical informatician

15/Mar/2021 10:19:54 In Faculty Of Clinical Informatics News
The Faculty of Clinical informatics (FCI) have held recent webinar sessions to offer guidance on applying to the Faculty, and advice on getting into a career in clinical informatics.

Meet our featured member for February... Peggy Edwards

10/Mar/2021 12:10:18 In FEDIP consultation
We are delighted to introduce our featured member for February - Peggy Edwards, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. Peggy kindly took the time to speak with us about how she got involved in informatics and the key aspects of her work.

Re-imagining health and care services following COVID19

10/Mar/2021 11:44:03 In FEDIP consultation
Ijeoma Azodo reports on last year's roundtable discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic led by the FCI

Patient-reported outcomes and the importance of data standards

26/Feb/2021 12:42:28 In FEDIP consultation
Sally Lewis & Said Shadi from NHS Wales give an overview of patient-recorded outcome measures

The FCI at Digital Health Rewired, 15-19 March 2021

25/Feb/2021 16:27:54 In Faculty Of Clinical Informatics News
Zaki Almallah gives a rundown of FCI participation at Rewired

Core Competency Framework: turning plans into actions

25/Feb/2021 14:30:53 In FEDIP consultation
Vaibhav Joshi provides updates on the CFWG’s work and next steps

Obituary - Dr Julian Costello

25/Feb/2021 09:54:57 In Faculty Of Clinical Informatics News
Dr Julian Costello was a GP, clinical informatician and FCI Founding Fellow. Robert Treharne Jones looks back on the life of Julian Costello.

Faculty of Clinical Informatics & National School of Healthcare Science launch bursary scheme

09/Feb/2021 12:54:23 In Faculty Of Clinical Informatics News
The Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) and Health Education England’s National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) are pleased to announce a joint venture to fund Faculty membership for healthcare scientists working in or interested in clinical informatics.

UKFCI 2nd Annual Scientific Conference – 1st July 2021

05/Feb/2021 15:45:01 In Faculty Of Clinical Informatics News
After a successful first conference in 2020, plans are underway for the 2021 UKFCI Annual Scientific Conference to be held on 1st July as a virtual event. We are now inviting the submission of abstracts both for presentation in the main programme and for poster presentations.

Meet our featured member for January... William Priestley

05/Feb/2021 10:49:41 In FEDIP consultation
We are pleased to introduce our featured member for January William Priestley, a Dental Advisor at the Health and Social Care Board in Northern Ireland.