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Supporting our Digital Experts

This work focuses on the products, services and offerings specifically aimed at the digital workforce (circa 45,000 in number) and central to this is the establishment of the professional landscape, including membership bodies.

We have established the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, a body for clinicians who are involved in digital change. The Faculty has over 650 members and provides a home for this group, offering professional standards, accreditation, networks, special interest groups, webinars and conferences. 

We are also supporting the establishment of the Federation for Informatics Professionals (known as FEDIP) an umbrella body collaboration between several informatics membership organisations supporting digital experts. FEDIP has created a framework of professional standards and runs a voluntary professional register.

Supporting collaborative communities is an important part of this workstream. For example, we are creating a re-usable regional ‘skills development network’ for expansion nationally and  have helped establish The Shuri Network for women of black and minority ethnic  backgrounds who are in digital health roles. We are investigating the large number of professional networks currently operating to see how we might enhance these, under our Connected Communities project.  

In 2019/20 the workstream carried out research into career pathways. Following on from this, we are working to understand and define digital roles and associated career pathways in conjunction with the Government Digital, Data and Technology profession (DDaT) and using the SFIA+ framework.

This page will be updated regularly as we make progress. If you have any questions or comments about this work please email the Digital Readiness Team - digitalreadiness@hee.nhs.uk.

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