Jan Hoogewerf appointed as Business Manager for the Faculty of Clinical Informatics

The Faculty of Clinical Informatics is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Hoogewerf as its Business Manager. Jan succeeds Kevin Hunt, who oversaw the establishment of the Faculty as an independent body with an elected Council and over 350 members.

Having previously been Programme Manager to the Royal College of Physicians’ Health Informatics Unit, Jan brings a wealth of specialist experience to the Faculty. During her career, Jan has amassed expertise in wide-ranging health and social care settings, with a focus on clinical engagement and quality of practice, that will benefit our multi-professional membership organisation as it continues to grow.

Dr John Williams FRCGP FFCI, Chair of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics said: “Jan has been closely linked with the Faculty since its inception and her years of experience with the RCP Health Informatics Unit mean she will be bringing rich experience and expertise to the organisation at a key juncture in its development. I very much welcome her arrival as a key member of the Faculty Executive Team and look forward to working with her.”

Jan Hoogewerf, Business Manager of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics said: “I am delighted to be joining the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and I am very much looking forward to working with the multi-professional membership cohort to continue to establish clinical informatics as a formally recognised profession within the UK and beyond.”

Jan commenced post in April 2019.

For further information and requests to interview the Chair, please contact Joe Jubb, Communication and Membership Officer, Faculty of Clinical Informatics: communications@fci.org.uk or +44 (0)7538 253410.

Background for Editors

The Faculty of Clinical Informatics has been established as the professional membership body for all clinical informaticians within the UK. The Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Physicians on behalf of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have been key in its initiation and the NHS Paperless 2020 Building a Digital Ready Workforce programme has provided supporting resources.

The intention is for the Faculty to be inclusive, catering for the needs of all clinical informaticians who are registered with a regulatory body such as the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the Health and Care Professions Council. It has set itself objectives up to 2020 including; establishing clinical informatics as a recognised profession, developing professional standards, supporting revalidation, providing training and accreditation for individuals and courses, and supporting recruitment and careers in clinical informatics.