Faculty of Clinical Informatics Special Interest Groups

The FCI has set up Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to provide an opportunity to:

·         Bring together individuals with shared interests for peer support and networking 

·         Establish expert views and opinions on specific topics

·         Offer educational opportunities for members (for example holding webinars on topics of interest)

Each group has a discussion forum and as the groups develop they will hold events, workshops and virtual get-togethers to support and develop the area of interest.

The ultimate goal of these groups is to develop and share the expertise and skills of FCI members to improve healthcare services and outcomes for patients and the public.

SIG Membership

As part of your membership with FCI, you will be eligible to join one of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The current SIGs are:

          Early careers

The number of clinicians starting out a career in clinical informatics is increasing and the routes into the specialty are extremely varied. This group aims to represent and support people on their first steps into clinical informatics. If you are at an early point in your clinical informatics career and want to join the group, then we will welcome you with open arms - regardless of your clinical experience or background. 

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      Artificial Intelligence

With recent progress on AI and the promise it offers for the transformation of UK healthcare, a SIG has been established to discuss the professional issues raised by AI and how they can be addressed and to share knowledge on effective implementations.

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      Diagnosis Recording

      Well-structured, accurate records of patient problems and diagnoses are essential for high quality clinical care and research, and advances such as precision medicine and AI. Better recording requires careful consideration of information models, interoperability, standardisation, terminologies, user interfaces and data sharing. The diagnosis recording SIG will discuss these issues in depth, and explore pathways to improvement in collaboration with other organisations.

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     Clinical Safety 

      The Faculty has established a Clinical Safety SIG to fulfil the following functions:

  • To ensure that we develop a strong network of interested clinical safety individuals within the Faculty.

  • To ensure that clinical safety resources and new safety initiatives are shared to help enhance knowledge.

  • To ensure that the challenges of new technologies are fully understood and how these new technologies can be assured

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Setting up a SIG

If you are an FCI member and want to establish a SIG for a specific topic, area or career path, get in contact at info@fci.org.uk .