The Faculty is governed by a Trustee Board. Members of the Board, as trustees, have the ultimate legal responsibility for the Faculty. The Trustee Board comprises the Chair of Council, Vice Chair, Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer and Lay Trustees.
Council, which reports to the Trustee Board, has delegated responsibility for the practice of clinical informatics as a profession, which includes all the professional, clinical and educational functions of the Faculty. Council members are elected by the fellows and members of the Faculty.
The Trustee Board of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) requested a diversity review to identify areas of the Faculty with low diversity. It had been observed that some FCI groups have low diversity across characteristics such as gender and profession, although this had not yet been formally measured. Low diversity in its membership limits the ability of the FCI to provide accurate, representative views of clinical informaticians as a whole and could also suggest that some groups are not being provided with equal opportunities to join and progress within the organisation and therefore not being as supported through the Faculty’s activity as they could be. The FCI Trustee Board wish to ensure a culture of inclusivity within the Faculty and seek recommendations to work towards this goal.
A review of diversity was conducted and this report presents the results of the review:
A Chartered Accountant recently retired from a lifetime career with the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Bill learned the value of data and good information when investigating businesses for clients and had extensive involvement in developing large IT systems for the firm, both in the UK and globally. Latterly he focussed on risk management and on corporate and auditor regulation, becoming the Ethics Partner for the PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has also previously been Treasurer, and then Chair, of a disabled adult training organisation. With parents and grandparents having been medics and nurses, Bill has always been interested in and passionate about the NHS.
Yinka is an experienced healthcare and technology Leader, Entrepreneur, and ex Pharmacist. With a demonstrable track record in programme management; innovation strategy and delivery in healthcare; partnerships development (domestic and international); healthcare policy; building innovation ecosystems; leadership education; and digital health market evaluation.
She has been Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London (DH.L) since March 2016. Prior to this, she led a number of quality improvement projects for Imperial College Health Partners, one of the founding partners of DH.L. Yinka has spent more than 25 years in healthcare. She has held both delivery and business development leadership roles in global IT outsourcing consultancies – Accenture and CSC. Yinka practised as a front-line Pharmacist for 12 years across England, Singapore and Australia. Working within primary care, acute care, mental health and pharma.
Professor Jonathan Kay
Senior Clinical Adviser to the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the Health Informatics Unit and a member of the National Information Board. He spent most of his career as a chemical pathologist in Oxford and has also been Clinical Informatics Director at NHS England, Professor of Health Informatics at City University London, Chair of the Information Group of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and a senior consultant to the Design Authority of the NHS National Programme for IT for England. His research interests include investigations, knowledge management and everyday technology at the point of care.
Dr Anne Marie Cunningham
Professor Nicholas Booth
Visiting Professor in the School of Computing at Newcastle University, and previously a principal in General Practice in Northumberland, Nick has combined patient care with Health Informatics since 1987. His main areas of interest have been in health and care record interoperability, Health Terminologies, Professional Record Standards in Health and Social Care, and the creation of federable regional inter-organisational health and social care information networks. He has held posts in the DH and NHS working on Read Codes and SNOMED-CT, in Newcastle University working in decision support, was Director of Health Informatics at BT Global, Director for Clinical Data Standards in DH Informatics and HSCIC, and was part of the Connected Health Cities team at Newcastle University who began the design work on the Great North Care Record (2015-2019).
Dr Paul Campbell
A clinician with two decades of experience, Dr Campbell qualified initially as a Pharmacist before switching to Medicine and becoming a Consultant Anaesthetist. He has held many Clinical eHealth Lead roles in Scottish Boards and is now a Clinical Director for eHealth for NHS National Services Scotland and a Clinical Advisor to the Scottish Government eHealth Department. Dr Campbell has been the Chair of the eHealth Clinical Change Leadership Group (CCLG) since 2011. This group provides Clinical Leadership and Sponsorship for the broad range of developments within the national eHealth strategy. Dr Campbell brings a frontline, user-centric focus to the broad landscape of eHealth and Clinical Informatics.
Professor Mahmood Adil
Dr Arjun Dhillon
Dr Alan Hassey
Dr Lydia Jidkov
Maggie qualified as a nurse in 1984 and worked for many years in community settings. Frustrated at how inefficiently and ineffectively information is shared about patients and yet how much is written about them, she found herself working in informatics in 2009 as a clinical transformation facilitator.
She now works for South Central and West CSU as Clinical Informatics Lead and Clinical Safety Officer, working with CCGs across the south of England to support the safe and effective sharing of clinical information.
She is still frustrated that nursing information isn’t contributing efficiently and effectively to the shared care record and is committed to ensuring that nurses have the skills, processes and tools to take full advantage of digital health opportunities.
Professor Joe McDonald
Joe is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Currently Medical Director at https://www.sleepstation.org.uk, an online cognitive Behaviour Therapy for insomnia (CBTi) service. Joe is also Chief Clinical Information Officer at CNTW NHS Trust https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/, England's largest Mental Health Trust.
Former National Clinical Lead for IT (Mental Health), Former Director of Connected Health Cities, North East and North Cumbria and founding Director of the Great North Care Record Project. Until recently Chairman of the CCIO Leaders Network. Campaigning for better NHS IT for 15 years latterly as @comparesoftware on Twitter.
Dr Dermot O'Riordan
Dr John Williams