Guest posts

Forceps, drill...and now technology

Sam Shah, is a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and Director of Digital Development of NHS England as well as being an NHS Consultant in Kent and General Dental Practitioner in London. As one of the few dentists within the Faculty, at present, Sam has very kindly agreed to share his experiences of employing informatics within dentistry and beyond, and looks the future of informatics for all health and care professionals.

“Some sector, some workforce!”: Keith Strahan on the importance of the social care sector

Faculty of Clinical Informtics Founding Fellow and Council member Keith Strahan is a registered social worker with experience working in multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, mental health, community and primary care. We’re really pleased that he has taken the time to discuss how adult social care and healthcare can work together effectively, using informatics. Keith is currently working on the Social Care Programme at NHS Digital, which includes a national project to help improve secure information sharing with social care providers, and he is a longstanding adult social care representative with the Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB).

"In it to win it!": Anne Cooper discusses her hopes for the Faculty

Chief Clinical Digital Officer Anne Cooper reflects on the formation and her hopes for the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, whilst questioning how to increase the number of nurses and women working in this key clinical profession.

"The stars are starting to align.": Dr Brendan O'Brien on the Faculty of Clinical Informatics

Dr Brendan O’Brien is Consultant Clinical Informatics Specialist for Northern Ireland and has been involved with the development of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics from the outset. Read about his professional journey so far, and his future aspirations for clinical informaticians in health and social care.

‘A digital future for health and care’: Professor Maureen Baker on the importance of clinical informatics

Former Chair of the Faculty Shadow Board and the RCGP, Professor Maureen Baker CBE is now Chair of the PRSB and has long-time been a champion of better data and information-sharing to improve patient care. We are pleased to introduce Maureen’s thoughts on the Faculty and the importance of clinical informaticians.

The Role of Clinical Informatics and Clinical Informaticians in Improving Health and Social Care

Faculty of Clinical Informatics explains what ‘Clinical Informatics’ is and how it uses information & IT to capture, use and communicate clinical knowledge to provide vital support to health & social care professionals, ensuring that workers can provide safe, efficient and effective person-centred care in the best way.