Invitation to apply for Founding Fellowship of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FFCI)

The Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) has been established to give professional leadership to the discipline in the UK. A Shadow Board was appointed on March 21st 2017, and will be replaced in due course by a board elected by the founding fellows of the faculty.  Applications for election to this founding fellowship were sought from professionals registered with any statutory body overseen by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) and who had significant past experience in informatics.  Note that this application process CLOSED at midnight on June 30, 2017.

The Shadow Board has appointed a Founding Fellowship Panel (FFP) to oversee the process of appointing founding fellows.  This is chaired by Professor Don Detmer, (Past-President of American Medical Informatics Association), with the support of Professor David Bates (Chairman of the Board, American Medical Informatics Association) as vice-chair.  The members of the panel are professionals with established reputation in informatics in the UK (see full list below).

Applications for founding fellowship must have been submitted by email  by midnight on 30th June 2017, using the FCI Founding Fellows application process and form.  Each application will be assessed according to four criteria:

1.    Demonstration of experiential exposure to clinical informatics in the workplace. through direct care, research, development, education, leadership or policy.

2.    Demonstration of major contributions to the advancement of clinical informatics in the UK or internationally.

3.    Demonstration of leadership and/or national recognition in the field

4.    Demonstrable commitment to the advancement of clinical informatics in the UK.

Each application will be scored by the FFP.  It is not expected that all criteria will be met, but the overall contribution will be assessed.

The FCI Shadow Board will approve the final list before any announcements are made.  This is likely to be in September 2017.

Note that whereas the call for Founding Fellows is now closed, further opportunities to apply for fellowship can be expected once the full Faculty is set up.


Membership of Founding Fellowship Panel


Professor Don Detmer, University of Virginia


Professor David Bates, Harvard


Professor Martin Severs FRCP

Dr Cathy Kelly FRCPE

Dr John Williams FRCGP

Dr Nick Booth FRCGP

Gerry Bolger RN

Ann Slee MRPharmS

Professor Jonathan Kay FRCPath

Dr Justin Whatling FBCS

A member from social care has not yet been identified