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 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 support and enable patient care that is safe, effective, efficient, timely, person-centred, and equitable. We will work to achieve our vision by:

  • Developing the skills and knowledge of clinical informaticians
  • Promoting safety, effectiveness, and efficiency through the use of information and information technology in health and social care
  • 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 guidance on 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 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 Objectives

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