Faculty of Clinical Informatics Special Interest Groups
The FCI has set up Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to provide an opportunity to:
· Bring together individuals with shared interests for peer support and networking
· Establish expert views and opinions on specific topics
· Offer educational opportunities for members (for example holding webinars on topics of interest)
Each group has a discussion forum and as the groups develop they will hold events, workshops and virtual get-togethers to support and develop the area of interest.
The ultimate goal of these groups is to develop and share the expertise and skills of FCI members to improve healthcare services and outcomes for patients and the public.
As part of your membership with FCI, you will be eligible to join one of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The current SIGs are:
The number of clinicians starting out a career in clinical informatics is increasing and the routes into the specialty are extremely varied. This group aims to represent and support people on their first steps into clinical informatics. If you are at an early point in your clinical informatics career and want to join the group, then we will welcome you with open arms - regardless of your clinical experience or background.
With recent progress on AI and the promise it offers for the transformation of UK healthcare, a SIG has been established to discuss the professional issues raised by AI and how they can be addressed and to share knowledge on effective implementations.
Well-structured, accurate records of patient problems and diagnoses are essential for high quality clinical care and research, and advances such as precision medicine and AI. Better recording requires careful consideration of information models, interoperability, standardisation, terminologies, user interfaces and data sharing. The diagnosis recording SIG will discuss these issues in depth, and explore pathways to improvement in collaboration with other organisations.
Please see below recordings of the Clinical Safety webinars that have taken place thus far:
FCI Clinical Safety SIG & National CSO Meeting: Experiences of writing-up a Clinical Safety Case Report - more than the sum of its parts?
On 22nd October 2020, the Faculty of Clinical Informatics held the third meeting of their Clinical Safety Special Interest Group (SIG), in collaboration with the NHS National Clinical Safety Officer Group, entitled 'Experiences of writing-up a Clinical Safety Case Report - more than the sum of its parts?'
The meeting was Chaired by Sebastian Alexander (Founding Fellow of the FCI, NHS Digital, Safety, SME Apps Programme), and presented by Clive Tomsett (Clinical Safety Officer, Director of Mable & Florence Ltd. Previous Safety Officer roles with Cerner, Accenture, BT, Fujitsu and NPSA) and Maggie Lay (FCI Council Member, Clinical Safety Officer & Clinical Informatics Lead at South Central and West CSU)
The aim of the meeting was a 'show and tell' using a real-world clinical safety use case for virtual consultation, to reflect on what could be improved, and to discuss the significance of a safety case to distil and communicate key mitigations and actions.
Setting up a SIG
If you are an FCI member and want to establish a SIG for a specific topic, area or career path, get in contact at