Faculty of Clinical Informatics November Conference

The FCI is pleased to announce that our first members conference will be taking place on Monday 25th November 2019 in the State Rooms at the Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London.

The event is the foremost gathering in the UK for clinical informatics professionals and will be full of opportunities to learn, share and network. The programme includes presentations from NHS X on national plans, and Professor Mark Caulfield on the impact of genomics on clinical informatics. There will also be breakout sessions on important informatics topics, including increasing diversity in the workforce, early career pathways, artificial intelligence and the clinical safety of apps. The conference will conclude with a social event, with drinks and canapes being served.

All Fellows, Members and Associates are warmly invited to attend and the conference will be free of charge. We do hope that you will be able to join us for what is set to be a memorable event.

You can register to attend here.


13.30 – Registration and tea/coffee

14.00 – Welcome Address

  • Anne-Marie Cunningham – Associate Medical Director for Primary Care, NHS Wales Informatics Service

14.05 – Keynote Speaker 1: TBC

14.15 – Keynote Speaker 2: Why genomics is relevant to all clinical informaticians

  • Professor Mark Caulfield – Interim Chief Executive and Chief Scientist, Genomics England

14.35 – Keynote Speaker 3: TBC

14. 55 – Address from UKFCI Chair: FCI achievements and aspirations

  • John Williams – Chair of Council, Faculty of Clinical Informatics

15.10 – Q & A

15.30 – Tea and coffee break

15.45 – Introductions to breakout groups: 5×3 minute presentation, with challenging questions for breakout groups

a) revalidation and appraisal:

  • Alan Hassey – Chair, Education and Standards Standing Committee, FCI
  • Joanne Bailey – Lead for Medical Revalidation and Appraisal, FCI
  • Maggie Lay – CNIO, NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

b) increasing diversity in the clinical informatics workforce:

  • Ijeoma Azodo – Doctor, Shuri Network

c) upskilling, support and networking in early careers:

  • Vicky Chaplin – Assistant Director for Medicines Optimisation, NHS London Procurement Partnership
  • James Maguire – Clinical Advisor, Digital Development Team, NHS X

d) patient safety: how can we address the challenges?

  • Rudi Redford-Brown, Safety Engineer/Training Manager, Clinical Safety Team, NHS Digital
  • Andy Carr, Clinical Safety Officer, NHS Digital

e) artificial intelligence: are health and care professionals ready?

  • Jeremy Wyatt – Professor of Digital Healthcare & Director, Wessex Institute of Health & Research, University of Southampton

16.00 – Break-out groups

16.45 – Plenary feedback

17.10 – Keynote speaker 4: Personal journey towards record and data sharing in the NHS

  • David Stables – Chief Executive Officer, Endeavour Health

17.25 – Closing address

  • Jonathan Kay – Vice Chair FCI and Honorary Professor of Clinical Informatics at University College London

17.30 – Conference Close

17.35 -19.30 – Reception with drinks and canapes