2022 Membership Spring Applications

The FCI is accepting applications for new Members and Fellows

The Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) is delighted to be accepting applications for Members and Fellows.

The application window closes on Friday 29 April.

Now is a great time to join the Faculty and help to shape the future of the profession. Our international membership continues to grow, and we are pleased to be able to accept applications from clinical informaticians outside of the UK.

Bursaries are available from the National School of Healthcare Sciences (NSHCH). The NSHCS will fund a year’s membership of the FCI to successful applicants. To be eligible for the bursary, you must be either:

  • enrolled on or an alumni of the NSHCS Scientist Training Programme or Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme, or

  • be in the current or previous cohort of Topol Fellows, or

  • a healthcare scientist working in the NHS.

Remember, we accept Associate members at any time throughout the year, meaning these applications are not limited to our recruitment windows in Spring and Autumn.

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How to apply to the FCI

If you are interested in learning more about the recruitment process, including how to fill in our application form, please watch our Recruitment webinar.

The webinar is led by Professor Jonathan Kay, Chair of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics.

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What is the FCI?

The FCI is working to develop the profession of clinical informatics, building on the Core Competency Framework, and working as part of the Federation of Informatics Professionals (FedIP) to ensure an inclusive and comprehensive approach.

FCI members benefit from a wide range of opportunities, including:

  • career development support, through mentoring and support with revalidation and appraisals

  • the chance to join Special Interest Groups (including Clinical Safety, AI and Early Careers) and Professional Interest Groups (for nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, digital medicine, and healthcare scientists)

  • access to exclusive Faculty events, including two annual conferences and regular online webinars. 

Members are also kept up to date with the latest ideas and advances in clinical informatics through monthly e-newsletter.

Membership benefits 

Support through mentorship

Sounding out a friendly and supportive voice can be hugely reassuring and rewarding. When you join our mentorship scheme, we will pair you with a like-minded colleague.

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Join our Special and Professional Interest Groups 

Develop your skills and share the expertise and skills of our members. Through our Special and Professional Interest Groups, members can continue to improve health and social care services and outcomes for patients and the public.

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Take part in webinars and conferences

We host a series of ongoing webinars on topics of interest and two annual membership conferences. These events provide the opportunity to learn, network and participate in shaping the FCI’s work.

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Appraisal guidance and support

Find information advice and support about the Medical Appraisal and Revalidation processes.

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Make a difference at committees

Network with like minded peers. Share and build your skillset through experiences. We provide a platform for the views, needs and interests of all our members, enabling networking and meetings.

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Share and network

Network with like minded peers. Share and build your skillset through experiences. We provide a platform for the views, needs and interests of all our members, enabling networking and meetings. 

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What our members say about the Faculty

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Caroline Anderson
Lead Pharmacist EPMA, Barts Health NHS Trust

“As the Faculty matures…it will enable those healthcare professionals already working in informatics roles to identify that they are actually part of a distinct and supported profession and not just, ‘working with technology’. The continued development of professional standards and accreditations will help to define clear career pathways for those interested in informatics, and for those who have already started the journey.”

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Chris Dickson

Senior Clinical Lead NHS Digital

“I believe that the Faculty presents a great opportunity to benefit all regulated professionals for health and social care. As the Faculty develops, I can see the possibility of highlighting, supporting and encouraging membership from the wider nursing and midwifery professions and the chance to learn from each other. This is a huge opportunity for all nurses and midwives with obvious benefits.”

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Mahmood Adil
Medical Director of Information Services Division (Scotland) and Health Protection Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland

“FCI is an excellent platform and good starting point for raising the profile and mainstreaming clinical informatics within NHS and beyond. I was keen to join the Faculty and interact with other like-minded colleagues for achieving its key objectives i.e. to develop professional competencies for clinical informaticians and to provide accreditation for informatics-based training programmes.”

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Tommy Henderson Reay
Digital Transforamtion Lead,
National Care Forum

“If social care is to be taken seriously it needs to have clinicians who back that up with credentials, therefore joining the Faculty was a way of: a) taking a career in informatics seriously, and b) assuring a sense of kudos as a clinician in social care. There are a lot of wise heads within the Faculty and by joining the community I am better off for it. Our jobs can be challenging at times so a sense of collaboration and learning from others is vital to aid longevity in the job.”