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Applications are now open to join the Faculty of Clinical Informatics!

Due to the success of the previous recruitment round and high levels of interest coming from potential members, the FCI have decided that it is again time to open applications. Apply to join the Faculty up until 17th July 2019.

Meet this month's featured member... Tommy Henderson Reay

Tommy Henderson Reay is Digital Transformation Lead at the National Care Forum and a registered social worker. For the past couple of years Tommy has been doing vital work in digital for the social care sector. We had a chat about his career, his passion for informatics and its value within social care.

“Use your digital skills to improve Health Outcomes!” Chris Dickson on involving nurses in the digital agenda

Faculty Fellow Chris Dickson is Senior Clinical Lead with NHS Digital, on the e-health steering committee for the Royal College of Nursing, and a paediatric nurse. Chris has been kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to write about the importance of informatics in allowing nursing professionals, and all health and social care disciplines, to shape the future of digital health. This blog also includes views from Chris’s RCN colleagues Matt Butler and Claire Buchner.

Sharing digital blueprints across the NHS to improve services for patients and staff

Dr James Reed is the Chief Clinical Information Officer for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) and a Fellow of the Faculty. In this blog, James talks about how both patients and staff across BSMHFT are benefitting from apps to record physical and therapeutic observations at the point of care, and why the Global Digital Exemplar blueprinting platform should be the first point of call for NHS organisations introducing digital technology.

Why is Collaboration So Important?

Fran Beadle is the National Clinical Informatics lead for nursing at NHS Wales Informatics Service and a Fellow of the Faculty. Over the past two decades she has combined her nursing and informatics expertise to develop key improvements for patients and clinicians. In this article, Fran makes the case for improved involvement and communication with nursing around digital systems, to help engagement and adoption.

“Digital physios, data geeks and curious clinicians!”

Faculty Fellow Euan McComiskie is UK Health Informatics Lead for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and has been working within physiotherapy in Scotland for over a decade. In this article, Euan discusses the growing importance of informatics within physiotherapy across the UK and the steps he and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are taking to ensure practitioners are appropriately guided and educated within the growing digital health and care landscape.

Faculty of Clinical Informatics breaks new ground by launching its landmark Competency Project this month

The Faculty of Clinical Informatics has embarked on a landmark Core Competency Project, which is a vital first step towards professionalising clinical informatics in the UK by defining key attributes for accreditation.

Improving Clinical Usability and Safety – the role of Clinical Informatics

Dr Chris Paton, Head of the Global Health Informatics research group in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford, discusses the role of clinical informatics in improving clinical usability and safety.

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

Faculty of Clinical Informatics 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.

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.