Our Vision

Safe, effective and efficient healthcare through the best use of information and information technology

Our Mission

To become the UK professional membership body for clinical informaticians who use their unique knowledge and experience of both person-centred care and informatics concepts, methods and tools, to promote care that is safe, effective, efficient, timely, person-centred, and equitable.  We will work to achieve our vision by:

  • Developing the discipline of clinical informatics and demonstrating its value
  • Promoting safety, effectiveness, and efficiency through the use of information and information technology in healthcare
  • Setting the highest professional standards for clinical informatics
  • Ensuring that clinical informaticians have the best possible training and continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Supporting clinical informaticians throughout their professional lives to deliver the highest quality service
  • Providing professional leadership of the commissioning, design, development and delivery of health and care information systems to ensure that they meet the needs of patients, service users and those who care for them.
  • Using our resources efficiently to support our members and develop the Faculty sustainably
  • Acting as an authoritative body for the purpose of consultation and advocacy in matters of policy, education, or public interest relating to clinical informatics
  • Promoting the inclusion of clinical informatics in core clinical training and continuing professional development

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 on people
  • Embracing new ideas and innovation
  • Using and building the evidence base in education and training in informatics
  • Openness, transparency, equality and diversity

Our Objectives

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

  • Establishing clinical informatics as a recognised and respected professional discipline in health and social care in the UK
  • Developing professional standards that will underpin and enhance the practice of clinical informatics
  • Developing and put in place effective processes for appraisals and revalidation for clinical informaticians, that meet the requirements of the GMC and other professional regulatory bodies
  • Developing and overseeing the introduction of professional accreditation for clinical informaticians
  • Accrediting suitable training opportunities for clinical informaticians, where necessary nurturing the development of such opportunities
  • Starting the process of developing a lifelong career structure for clinical informaticians working in healthcare, social care, academia or industry
  • Encouraging recruitment into clinical informatics by making it an attractive career proposition
  • Demonstrating effective professional leadership in the design, development and delivery of at least one major clinical information system innovation
  • Establishing links with other local, national and international bodies working in this area