Our Vision

To support safe, effective and efficient health and social care to the public through the promotion and encouragement of the study and practice of the science of clinical informatics

Our Charitable Objects

To advance the health of the public, in particular, but not exclusively, through the following:

  • the development and monitoring of professional standards in clinical informatics;
  • the provision of education and training to clinicians;
  • the provision of guidance on the commissioning, design, development and delivery of health and care information systems;
  • the promotion of the inclusion of clinical informatics in core clinical training to help promote safe, effective and professional standards.

Our Values

We are committed to:

  • Setting and meeting the highest standards in everything we do
  • Working collaboratively with others to achieve our aims
  • Ensuring that our primary focus is the public
  • Embracing new ideas and innovation
  • Using and building the evidence base in education and training in informatics
  • Openness, transparency, equality and diversity

Our Plans

Over the next three years, our activities and resources will be focused on:

  • Establishing clinical informatics as a necessary professional discipline in health and social care in the UK, which is recognised as a requirement by employers and regulators
  • Implementing professional standards that will underpin and enhance the practice of clinical informatics for the benefit of the public
  • Putting in place effective processes for appraisals and revalidation for clinical informaticians, that meet the requirements of the GMC, NMC and other professional regulatory bodies
  • Developing and overseeing the introduction of professional accreditation for clinical informaticians to ensure that they have the specialist skills and experience necessary to fulfil their role safely and effectively and to provide a route for revalidation of those whose main work supports health informatics
  • Accrediting suitable training opportunities for clinical informaticians, where necessary nurturing the development of such opportunities
  • Establishing links for clinical informaticians working in healthcare, social care, academia and industry to share knowledge
  • Helping to embed clinical informatics principles and skills into all areas of health and social care
  • Establishing links with other local, national and international bodies working in this area
  • Considering the potential to accredit technical systems and organisational systems relevant to the science of clinical informatics