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1 The Federation for Informatics Professionals Working in Health and Social Care 1

2 Contents 1 What is Health and Care Informatics? What is the Federation for Informatics Professionals, Fed-IP? Why has Fed-IP been formed? Who are the founders of Fed-IP? What are the founding principles of Fed-IP? What is the Value of Professional Registration through Fed-IP? What are the benefits for Patients and the Public? What are the Benefits for Individual Health and Care Informatics Professionals? What are the Benefits for organisations employing Health and Care Informatics professionals? What are the Benefits for Clinical and Social Work Professionals? What are the Benefits for Governments and their Agencies? How can I register with Fed-IP? How will Fed-IP work in Practice? How will Fed-IP be Structured? What are the principles of the Code of Conduct and Ethics for Fed-IP? What happens if the Code of Conduct is breached? What Guidance will be provided to Support the Code of Conduct? Frequently Asked Questions

3 1 What is Health and Care Informatics? Health and Care Informatics is an interdisciplinary scientific field that develops and deploys the knowledge, skills and tools which enable information to be created, collected, managed, used and shared safely and appropriately to support the delivery of health, where health is taken to mean a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health and care informatics enables and supports all aspects of the health and social care system, which encompasses five principal components: 1) Health & Social Care policy 2) Personal Health & Social Care Services 3) Public Health Programmes 4) Resource Development 5) Research and Development Health and care informatics is at the centre of health and social care, information science and computer science. It is now mission critical to the safe delivery of patient and service user care and the maintenance of public trust in the secure handling of their personal health and care information. 3

4 2 What is the Federation for Informatics Professionals, Fed-IP? The Federation for Informatics Professionals (Fed-IP) brings together learned societies and professional bodies across informatics in health and social care and is the regulatory body for the profession in the UK. Fed-IP sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of health and care informatics professional competence and ethics. This ensures that employers, governments and wider society - both in the UK and overseas - can have confidence in the knowledge, experience and commitment of professionally registered health and care informatics practitioners. The Federation for Informatics Professionals (Fed-IP) will supersede and take over responsibility for the functions that were formerly the responsibility of the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP), in order to facilitate the creation of new collaborative and licensing arrangements. Fed-IP will manage a single national health and care informatics professional register; introduce the associated regulatory framework and develop professional standards licence the use of those standards by other professional bodies; provide leadership of the overall profession as the overarching collaborative for health and care informatics; provide a range of value added services to members and the wider profession. Fed-IP is founded on an agreement between Professional Bodies involved in health and care informatics and who are committed to: enhancing the reputation of health and care Informatics through the application of professional standards; promoting the value of informatics in the safe delivery of all care; working together to provide individual members with a range of services that will support their personal and professional development and assist in planning and securing career progress. By bringing together the benefits of standards, registration, regulation and professional membership, Fed-IP will be able to make a stronger contribution to: developing the knowledge base that underpins any profession and sharing the experience, skills, knowledge and expertise amongst health and care informatics professionals; assuring the safe delivery of health and care services; maintaining public trust in the handling of personal information; supporting staff in highlighting instances when they believe professional standards of conduct have been compromised. 4

5 3 Why has Fed-IP been formed? The existing landscape of national organisations representing health and care Informatics professionals has been confusing, with duplication of functions, overlapping roles and responsibilities and unproductive, diverting organisational rivalries. There have also been gaps - the most important being the absence of a regulatory framework that would ensure not only that the highest professional standards and codes exist but can be demonstrated independently that they are actually being adhered to in practice. Individual health and care informatics professionals have been let down by the lack of collective national professional leadership. As a result health and care informatics has often been regarded as the lost tribe amongst other NHS and social care professionals. This unsatisfactory situation has now been recognised by the various national Informatics professional bodies; there is a realisation that things must change and a growing appetite to do so. The Francis, Keogh and Berwick reviews emphasise that the status quo in all its manifestations is not sustainable. This is equally true for health and care informatics. Fed-IP has been formed because it is time for all of those who care about health and care informatics professionalism and who believe that it matters to the delivery of patient and service user care, to work together and take collective, coherent action. 5

6 4 Who are the founders of Fed-IP? The Professional bodies initially involved in the formation of the Federation for Informatics Professionals are: UKCHIP, the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT IHRIM, the Institute of Health Records and Information Management SOCITM the Society of Information Technology Management Additional professional bodies, devolved governments and their agencies, associations and stakeholders in the health and care informatics profession, including lay representatives and representatives of the private sector, will be invited to join the Federation as members or strategic partners. Fed-IP is actively endorsed and supported by: NHS England NHS Scotland Northern Ireland Health & Social Care NHS Wales Fed-IP will: operate with a single point of entry ( a front door ) for individual professionals which also signposts and integrates services available from Federation member bodies; apply a single fee mechanism to cover membership, accredited voluntary registration and access to all services; oversee an agreed Regulatory Framework with a Common Code of Ethical Practice that satisfies all individual Federation member organisations and partners, and is underpinned by a common professional register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. 6

7 5 What are the founding principles of Fed-IP? Independence be free to set standards that best serve patients, service users and the public in collaboration with interested parties; provide the single coherent platform and voice to represent the collective views of all health and care informatics professionals to the public, government, and employers; provide objective assurance that contributes to maintaining public trust in the delivery of public services. Inclusivity recognise the variety of specialties within health and care informatics; this is a broad discipline covering the NHS, Social Care, academia and the private sector; each Federation member and partner accepting that collaboration is the only credible approach to further the professional standing and reputation of individual health and care informatics professionals. Sustainability building an active and involved membership committed to developing, sharing and exploiting the informatics knowledge base for the common good; serving and supporting individual members with services and professional education and development to gain and maintain professional registration; working with other professional bodies to explain and promote the value of professional registration and active membership of a professional body; coordinating access to resources to provide a unified set of capabilities for all professional areas of practice in health and care informatics to deliver a rounded value proposition for individuals and organisations. Corporate Governance The Fed-IP Board will adhere to the Nolan Principles of Public Service. It will: actively seek out opportunities for collaboration; acknowledge and value the unique contribution that all federation partner organisations can make; establish and take advice from supporting working groups as appropriate; coordinate all external engagement and consultation processes with stakeholders; take responsibility for executive decision making and managing appropriate risks; hold all Federation member organisations to account for delivery of their contribution to the strategy and plan. 7

8 6 What is the Value of Professional Registration through Fed-IP? Professional registration organisations promote high standards of professional behaviour and ethics. They oversee public professional registers which are set up for the common good to protect the public through the application of professional standards and regulation of individuals who fall below them. Registers are risk based, which is why some are a mandatory legal requirement or part of a licence to practise, and others are voluntary. Registers are open to all so anyone (public or employers) can look up the details of a registered practitioner when they are making decisions about: employment use of services raising concerns making a complaint. Transparent public professional registers are an essential component in building and maintaining public trust. Taking personal action to join a publicly accessible register is a demonstration of commitment to discharging a moral and ethical obligation to make sure that people apply their knowledge and skills in ways that, at the very least, 'do no harm' to patients and service users. Three components that outline the value of having and sustaining professionalism through the act of registration, the associated standards of practice, and continuing professional development are: Registration; the purpose and process Continuous Development; the critical element for each individual professional Professional Membership & Community; the development of a critical mass of individuals who can represent and sustain the profession and achieve greater accountability to stakeholders (such as clinicians, social care workers, service users, patients and the public). 6.1 What are the benefits for Patients and the Public? Patients and the Public can be assured that: their personal information will be held securely and safely by professionals with due regard to their rights to access their own information; clinical and social care staff are supported in their use of knowledge, information and ICT systems by certificated professionals; ICT and information systems in health and care are developed, implemented and managed by high quality, competent professionals who have signed up to a professional code of conduct and are maintaining their competence in their areas of expertise; 8

9 they can look up the Public Register of Health and Care Informatics Professionals to see whether the people responsible for handling their information are members of a professional body licenced by Fed-IP which will have assessed their qualifications and experience; any complaints they have about the failure to adhere to professional standards in the handling of their information will be investigated independently by Fed-IP and their professional body. 6.2 What are the Benefits for Individual Health and Care Informatics Professionals? Health and care Informatics professionals can be assured that: Registration demonstrates you are qualified, competent and accountable; differentiates you from others; shows a personal commitment to professional behaviour; provides a clear path to good practice and career advancement; establishes a path for those outside health and care to move in/out, having their transferrable skills recognised; assures employers that you conduct yourself in a safe and professional manner lowering their risk; increases confidence in your recruitment by a potential employer that you have the knowledge and skills required for the role for which you are being employed. Continuous Development keeps you up to date, in touch with what is going on in health and social care informatics; reduces fear of being left behind / exposed; provides access to an established framework for skills and competency development; supports you in achieving personal goals / career advancement or change; provides a means to demonstrate to your employer in performance reviews that you are retaining and developing key skills that will support your role. Professional Membership & Community enables improved networking and collaboration amongst individuals and groups, improving personal confidence and gaining further support channels; provides a network to get ideas from and share best practice; provides a place to come together to work on professional issues, bring about change, give something back ; is a network for career advancement; offers wide connectivity into other industries / sectors / contexts; 9

10 allows connection with users and subject matter experts to build understanding of the requirements and issues at large, to de-risk your work in industry, and remain connected to those working in front line services. 6.3 What are the Benefits for organisations employing Health and Care Informatics professionals? The benefits for organisations employing health and care Informatics professionals are that: Registration pushes responsibility / accountability close to real decision-making; reduces risks to data and systems; provides extra confidence when hiring; promotes individual accountability in the event of organisational failures; improves professional identity of staff which in turn means more personal responsibility for work and outcomes; supports facilitating change within and across organisations; shows commitment to discharging a moral and ethical obligation to make sure that people apply their knowledge and skills in ways that, at the very least, 'do no harm' to patients and service users; indicates lower risk from employing health and care informaticians that are professionally registered and committed to meeting professional standards; provides assurance during recruitment that the applicant is conducting themselves in a safe and professional manner. Continuous Development promotes better individual engagement, action on development, personal responsibility and peer pressure; improves overall better performance, efficiency, achieving strategic goals; lowers the risk in designing, building, testing and servicing solutions if health and care informatics staff are developing professional skills and putting them into practice provides important evidence for performance management; provides additional support for employees career development that may not otherwise be available within the organisation. Professional Membership & Community enables connection to other professionals bringing a flow of ideas / free support, across and beyond the sector; provides an opportunity for team to develop profile/standing of the organisation across the sector; networks can facilitate low cost / low risk hiring; means that teams can collaborate with other external teams on shared problems under public interest / code of conduct; 10

11 helps to ensure that an employer doesn t need to build the complete breadth and depth of health and care informatics skills required to operate, as health and care information employees gain support in areas that are complex or less familiar to them from the community; connects health and care informatics employees to users and subject matter experts, to build understanding of the requirements and issues at large that will benefit solution design and avoid the mistakes of others. 6.4 What are the Benefits for Clinical and Social Work Professionals? Regulation of health and social workers makes an important contribution to safeguarding patients, service users and the public. The public places its trust in those who work in health and social care; their professionalism, skills, values and commitment are critical in underpinning safe, effective and respectful care in our health and social care services. The current system of professional regulation helps to ensure this by setting high standards of education, training, conduct and ethics and by taking action to remove unsuitable workers in the rare cases when things go wrong. This approach needs to be applied just as rigorously to health and care informatics which now makes an increasingly important contribution to the safe delivery of health and social care services. 6.5 What are the Benefits for Governments and their Agencies? The purpose of the Federation for Informatics Professionals is aligned with national policy and strategy for health and care informatics. It will contribute to public policy, patient safety, workforce development and organisational effectiveness because: enhancing Informatics capacity and capability across health and social care is critical to the successful implementation of national and local policy, strategy and priorities; the professionalism of all staff across the NHS and Social Care has been placed at the heart of restoring trust in the delivery of public services; Informatics Professionals are an important staff group who deserve to be recognised and valued by including them as active participants in this process; a trained, qualified and regulated professional informatics workforce will make a crucial contribution to the safe and effective delivery of technology-enabled, evidence-based, person-centred care; professional registration of information and IT specialists is critical to creating a trusted environment for changing and improving quality of services while increasing efficiency, productivity and value for money; enhancing the status and building the reputation of the informatics profession is essential to ensure the best information and IT specialists are recruited and retained. Some specific benefits of public registration and regulation are that: When making job appointments or dealing with complaints, employers will be able to find out: 11

12 a. the qualifications and experience of an individual practitioner through the public register, their date of registration and its expiry b. the qualifications / criteria that are necessary for an individual to be on the register and remain on it, and how they are assessed. The Register will link to qualifications and other pass/fail, level defining parameters. There will be a clear public-interest code of conduct to which the individual professional will be accountable for compliance. The Federation s single ethical code will be open for public access and link to professional bodies codes of practice. There will be a clear complaints process, simple and easy to use for both organisations and individuals. Information on whether an individual has had a finding against them, and what sanctions were taken will be publically available There will be an independent confidential mechanism for: a. staff to raise issues of professional misconduct of their organisation or working colleagues b. investigations into breaches of professional codes of practice or failure to adhere to professional standards of professional; there will be clear definition of the implications of misconduct, breeches or failure Annual registration includes the requirement for continuing professional development (CPD) so that: a. staff will be able to: i. demonstrate that they are qualified and accountable ii. create and follow a clear path to good practice and career advancement b. employers will be able to: i. establish a path for those outside health and care to move in/out, having their transferrable skills recognised ii. seek assurance that staff conduct themselves in a safe and professional manner, reducing organisational risk of malpractice iii. have increased confidence during recruitment that potential employees have gained and retained the skills required for the role in which they are or are applying to be employed 12

13 7 How can I register with Fed-IP? Individuals will be able to find out about registration with the Federation for Informatics Professionals at the website: There are two options: Option 1 - Expression of Interest This is typically for someone embarking upon their career in health and care informatics and will provide 3 months free access to, for example: A national Informatics mentoring scheme Calendar of events Fed-IP recommended conferences, workshops, seminars, network meetings The Fed-IP newsletter Advice and support A common code of ethics to which the Federation adheres Following your expression of interest in registration you will be contacted by someone who can advise on which Professional Body would best suit your current experience and career aspirations so that you can progress to full membership and subsequent registration as quickly as possible. Option 2 Through Membership of one (or more) Fed-IP Licenced Professional Bodies This is for more experienced professionals who are making or renewing their personal commitment to becoming an active participant in health and care Informatics Professionalism. Your details will be passed to your choice of (or your current) licenced professional body and once you have met the membership criteria, you will be nominated for registration which will give you additional access to a range of services, for example: On Line Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Personal Development Plan (PDP) Tools Education Programmes Webinars Speaking Opportunities Becoming a Mentor on the national scheme Professional Networking Access to the Best Guidance and Practice Library 13

14 8 How will Fed-IP work in Practice? A key objective of the Federation is to provide health and care informatics specialists with one professional register but multiple routes to registration through professional membership. Fed-IP will function as a licensing body, operating collaboratively with the relevant professional bodies to produce and maintain appropriate standards for health and care informatics professionals and maintain a single public register of individuals who have met the standards required. However, Fed-IP will not award registration to individuals. Fed-IP will licence the use of the professional standards and the associated brand to relevant professional bodies (the awarding bodies), who will assess candidates against the standards and recommend individuals for inclusion on the register: those on the register will be required to become members of a relevant professional body. Through membership of a professional body, individuals will have access to professional standards, resources and community, and be part of the voice of the health and care informatics profession. They are brought together by a shared registration, but are able to choose the right professional body for their role and interests. The application, assessment, renewal, revalidation and registration processes are integrated so an individual will pay a single fee to a single place and undergo the right joined-up assessment. They will access the full proposition from one shop front, they have choice of body, but no matter the route they take, they end up on the same register meeting the same standards. The proposition makes sense, and the journey is straightforward; all they have to do is choose which door into the health and care informatics community is the right one for them and they can freely switch and maintain their registration if their career takes a different path. An individual may join more than one professional body; in that case they would select the most appropriate professional body through which their entry onto the register is made. The Operating Model outlined below has been adapted from the one that has been developed and successfully used by the Engineering Council for several years. 14

15 Prospectus 2014 OPERATING MODEL Standards & Registration Federation for Informatics Professionals, Fed-IP Independence, Inclusivity, Sustainability Licencing & Audit Communications & Marketing LICENCING BODY Sets & Maintain Standards Licence Standards Audit Professional Bodies Maintain Single Accredited Register Common Standards Governance Coherent Profession Services Qualifications Development BCS IHRIM Other Bodies Individual Professionals Registrant Data Registration Licencing Fee Application Information Registration Information AWARDING BODIES Assess Applicants Offer Qualifications Development Opportunities Review & Validate Members Create Communities REGISTRANTS Behave Ethically Practice Safely Maintain Competence Contribute to Community 15

16 Fed-IP will operate as a not-for-profit organisation with a governing board that will include representatives of the awarding bodies and an appointed management executive. The board will also put in place processes to appoint further independent members who together shall govern the organisation. Fed-IP will undertake the following activities: 1. Maintain a public register of professionals who have been assessed against and achieved the standards, with data on individuals passed to it by the awarding bodies. 2. Review, maintain and improve the standards by which individuals are entered into the register 3. Maintain the standards on a minimum necessary detail basis acting as a forum for sharing of good practice around awarding. 4. Set out criteria for bodies that may be licenced to award, and the terms of the licences 5. Audit licenced bodies, and enforce and actions required to maintain licences 6. Act as a forum for awarding bodies to undertake joint exercises in promoting registration, and promote joint external policy on professional/registration issues 9 How will Fed-IP be Structured? Federation for Informatics Professionals, Fed-IP Independence, Inclusivity, Sustainability Management Board Standards & Registration Committee Licencing & Audit Committee Communications & Marketing Committee Policy Makers & Partners Management Executive and Operations Professional Bodies Professional Affiliates Networks Employers Individual Professionals A Management Board will ensure the organisation is appropriately governed and that these activities are operationally supported, delegating specific powers to the following committees by way of their terms of reference. 16

17 Each committee, with the exception of the Communications & Marketing Committee, will be advised by relevant employed staff members of the licensing body and awarding bodies as they see fit, but voting members will be representatives appointed by the member organisations The Communications & Marketing Committee may have voting members who are members of staff with specific marketing/promotion expertise as well as volunteers. The Management Board will appoint the chairs / directors of each committee, but may choose to consult with the committee prior to doing so. Registration & Standards Committee The Registration & Standards Committee will oversee and set policy for activities 1, 2, and 3 above. It will propose changes to standards to be ratified by the Management Board and undertake regular reviews of the standards to ensure the standards are appropriate and relevant to all stakeholders, ultimately underpinning patient and service user safety and serving the public interest. Reviews will incorporate feedback from awarding bodies and other stakeholders via forums for the awarding bodies, workshops with individual registrants, allied professions, patients, etc. as it sees fit. The Registration and Standards Committee will seek to ensure as far as possible that it aligns with wider standards work in the health and care sector and the IT/informatics community, and ensures career pathways in/out of health and care informatics for suitable professionals. Licencing & Audit Committee The Licensing & Audit Committee will oversee and set policy for activities 4 and 5 above. It will propose criteria for awarding bodies and individual bodies that may enter into a licence against these criteria, to be ratified by the Management Board. The Licencing and Audit Committee will approve audit processes, and may commission others to undertake audits, the outcomes of which it will ratify. It may require awarding bodies to undertake specific improvements as a result of audits, and it may recommend termination of a licence to the Management Board should it judge it necessary because of a serious or persistent failure to meet audit requirements. Communications & Marketing Committee The Communications & Marketing Committee will oversee activity 6 above. In general, the awarding professional bodies will be responsible for marketing the registration and membership as a part of their overall proposition. Any specific requirements will be set out by Registration and Standards Committee but under the minimum detail necessary principle. The Communications and Marketing Committee will be a vehicle for the awarding bodies to collaborate on promoting the registration collectively, and to reach out to stakeholder groups together, e.g. to engage collectively with national bodies on the status of registration. Unlike the other two committees that will have specific powers over an awarding body, this committee will be a forum for collaboration on shared interests. It may seek funding and support in the same way as the Registration and Standards Committee. Because of the 17

18 need for marketing expertise and harmonisation with marketing and promotion of the awarding bodies, staff members may be appointed to this committee. Governance The principles of governance of the licensing body should allow the awarding bodies full opportunity to shape the development of the standards and audit processes, but with full transparency over approvals of standards and audit outcomes. In that sense the licensing body will be accountable to the awarding bodies for maintaining good standards and fair/reasonable audit processes, but the awarding bodies will be accountable to the licensing body for meeting those standards and processes. To ensure transparency, independent appointments (lay representation) may be made to the Management Board but not to the point of a voting control over that body as a block. Conflicts of interest both individually and as organisational representations should be avoided as far as possible, and treated according to good governance principles in all circumstances. 18

19 10 What are the principles of the Code of Conduct and Ethics for Fed-IP? The Code of Conduct and Ethics of Fed-IP: is a mandatory prerequisite for registration; governs the conduct of the individual through compliance to a set of agreed ethical and technical standards; is the means by which compliance is assessed: failure to comply may mean the removal from the profession s public register; supports best professional behaviour and practice, dealing with all aspects of professional activity including their duties and responsibilities to patients, service users, the public, employers and colleagues; offers reassurance to external stakeholders that the profession can be trusted with regard to integrity, honesty and provision of services consistent with the need for quality in health and care provision. The Fundamental Principle of Professionalism is that: You are personally accountable for your professional practice and must always be prepared to justify your decisions and actions. As someone registered with the Federation for Informatics Professionals, you will be expected to: 1. Work to High Professional Standards: Apply professional knowledge, skills with accuracy and rigour. 2. Respect life, law and public good: Protect Safety and Promote Quality Make serving patient or client needs your first concern. Provide a good standard of practice. o Keep your professional knowledge and skills up to date. o Recognise and work within the limits of your competence. o Embed good practice in all aspects of your work. Take prompt action if you think that patient/client safety or privacy is being compromised. o Ensure systems support the safe, transparent management of care o Protect the integrity of data and the accuracy of information o Ensure relevant testing and quality assurance processes and procedures are in place, are robust and are used to improve services to patients o Ensure that professionals and their organisation(s) are aware of, and comply with, any relevant legislation or regulations, particularly with regard to protecting the security, confidentiality, accuracy and integrity of health and care information. 19

20 3. Undertake responsible leadership. Communicate, listen and inform through partnership and teamwork 4. Behave with honesty, integrity and uphold the law. Act in the public interest to maintain trust in the profession. Ensure systems are in place to allow patients and service users rights to be respected o Respect the patient s and service user s right to confidentiality. Work in partnership with patients and service users: o Listen to, and respond to, their concerns and preferences. o Give information they want or need in a way they can understand. Work with colleagues in the ways that best serve patients' and service users interests. o Be prepared to speak up and challenge views contrary to the profession and its values; any improper or misleading use of information, whether accidental or deliberate, or misconduct by any person within our domain and scope of practice. Be honest and open and act with integrity. o Never discriminate unfairly against patients, service users or colleagues. o Never abuse patients' and service users trust in you or the public's trust in the profession. o Making sure to use information and information systems only for the purposes that are permitted and appropriate to designated roles and responsibilities 20

21 11 What happens if the Code of Conduct is breached? The Code of Conduct sets out the standards of behaviour required and expected of members in their professional practice. Members are expected to exercise their own judgement (which should be made in such a way as to be reasonably justified) to meet the requirements of the code and should seek advice if in doubt. The Federation will consider concerns, allegations and complaints if they relate to someone who is licenced by the Federation and will consider whether the individual s fitness to practise is impaired (affected) by: their misconduct; their lack of competence; a conviction or caution for a criminal offence (or a finding of guilt by a court martial); their physical or mental health; or a determination (a decision reached) by another regulator responsible for healthcare. If a member of the Federation should know of, or become aware of, any breach of this Code of Conduct by another member they are under an obligation to notify the Federation in the first instance. Breaches may be directly referred to a member organization within the Federation if it falls in their jurisdiction. Breaches of the Code of Conduct may also be brought to the attention of the Federation by others who are not members of Federation. Any breach of the Code of Conduct brought to the attention of the Federation, or of which the Federation becomes aware, will be considered under the Federation s disciplinary procedures. Any breach in a member organisation s Code of Conduct that is upheld will automatically be deemed as a breach of the Federations Code of Conduct. An individual who has been found to breach the Code of Conduct will be removed from the public register and from membership of the profession. There is no time limit regarding the alleged breach when considering historic complaints. 21

22 12 What Guidance will be provided to Support the Code of Conduct? Any Code of Conduct is designed to cover a broad and extensive spectrum of situations in which the professional member might find themselves. It therefore aims to be general but at the same time it must serve at the specific level to offer appropriate support and this will often require interpretation if it is to be usefully applied. Although members are expected to use their own judgment to meet the requirements of the Code, it would be unreasonable to ask them to do so without providing some assistance to its interpretation, particularly given the serious consequences around a potential breach of the Code. Consequently, we provide a number of ways to help the member with its interpretation for their own particular needs. There are three complementary ways the Federation seeks to explicitly support the health and care informatics professional: Contacts for queries, advice, and assessment. Classification and indexing of its content Examples and scenarios of its application. 22

23 13 Frequently Asked Questions We have included below the questions that people have asked to date about the Federation and will add to this list as necessary. 1. What is Health and Care Informatics? 2. What is this new Federation for Informatics Professionals? 3. Why do we need Fed-IP? 4. Who is leading the development of the Fed-IP and which organisations are involved? 5. I am already a member of at least one of the organisations within the Fed-IP; what happens when I renew my membership and will I have to pay more? 6. How much will it cost to register with the Fed-IP? 7. What benefits do I get from registration with Fed-IP? 8. Can I register with Fed-IP without joining a professional body? 9. What do I need to have, or what criteria do I have to meet, to register with Fed-IP? 10. Do I have to work in the NHS to register with Fed-IP? 11. Is Fed-IP able to help me find a job in health informatics? 12. How much of my information will be made available publicly as part of the register? 13. Can I opt out from having my details displayed on the public register? 14. Will Fed-IP be running educational seminars and conferences? 15. Will the Fed-IP accept registrants from overseas? 16. I am currently a member of BCS Assist, does this apply to me? 17. Why should my staff be registered with Fed-IP? 18. My organisation is interested in becoming a member of the Fed-IP how do we apply? 19. If I change employers will that affect my Fed-IP registration? 23

24 1. What is Health and Care Informatics? Health and Care Informatics is an interdisciplinary scientific field that develops and deploys the knowledge, skills and tools which enable information to be created, collected, managed, used and shared safely and appropriately to support the delivery of health, where health is taken to mean a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health and care informatics enables and supports all aspects of the health and social care system, which encompasses five principal components: 1) Health & Social Care policy, 2) Personal Health & Social Care Services, 3) Public Health Programmes, 4) Resource Development, 5) Research and Development. Health and care informatics is at the centre of health and social care, information science and computer science. Health and care Informatics is now mission critical to the safe delivery of patient and service user care and the maintenance of public trust in the secure handling of their personal health and care information. 2. What is this new Federation for Informatics Professionals? The Federation for Informatics Professionals (Fed-IP) is the UK registration and regulatory body for all health and care informatics professionals. Fed-IP sets and maintains recognised standards of health and care informatics professional competence and ethics. This ensures that employers, governments and wider society - both in the UK and overseas - can have confidence in the knowledge, experience and commitment of professionally registered health and care informatics practitioners. Fed-IP will: provide leadership of the overall profession as the overarching collaborative for health and social care informatics introduce the associated regulatory framework and develop professional standards licence the use of those standards by other professional bodies manage a single national Public Health and Care Informatics professional register 3. Why do we need Fed-IP? The Francis, Keogh and Berwick reviews emphasise that the status quo in all its manifestations is not sustainable - this is equally true for health and care informatics. The existing landscape of national organisations representing health and care informatics professionals is confusing, with duplication of functions, overlapping roles and responsibilities and unproductive, diverting organisational rivalries. Fed-IP has been formed because it is time for all of those who care about health and care informatics professionalism and who believe that it matters to the delivery of patient and service user care, to work together and take collective, coherent action. 24

25 4. Who is leading the development of the Fed-IP and which organisations are involved? Fed-IP has been developed following a collaborative review of the health and care informatics profession by: UKCHIP, the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT IHRIM, the Institute of Health Records and Information Management Other professional bodies involved so far include: SOCITM, the Society of Information Technology Management CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Additional professional bodies, devolved governments, associations and stakeholders in the health and care informatics profession, including lay representatives and representatives of the private sector, will be invited to join the Fed-IP as members, strategic partners or professional affiliates. Fed-IP is actively endorsed and supported by: NHS England NHS Scotland Northern Ireland Health & Social Care NHS Wales 5. I am already a member of at least one of the organisations within the Fed- IP; what happens when I renew my membership and will I have to pay more? You gain Fed-IP registration through nomination by one of the Fed-IP licenced professional bodies at an assessed category of membership; if you are a member of more than one licenced professional body you will be asked to nominate which one will relate to your Fed- IP registration. At the time Fed-IP becomes fully operational, all current registrants of UKCHIP and members of BCS and IHRIM working in health and social care will be transferred onto the Fed-IP public register at no additional cost. An individual could therefore have up to 12 months before their current UKCHIP registration or professional body membership becomes due. To remain on the Fed-IP register, you will need to meet the defined standards and other criteria when you renew your professional body membership. Your fee will cover your membership, accredited registration and access to a wider range of services and benefits offered through the Federation. 6. How much will it cost to register with the Fed-IP? Registration with Fed-IP will be included in the fee for professional body membership, which varies between licenced professional bodies. 25

26 7. What benefits do I get from registration with Fed-IP? As a health and care Informatics professional, you can be assured that: Registration demonstrates you are qualified and accountable differentiates you from others shows a personal commitment to professional behaviour provides a clear path to good practice and career advancement establishes a path for those outside health and care to move in/out, having their transferrable skills recognised assures employers that you conduct yourself in a safe and professional manner lowering their risk increases confidence in your recruitment by an employer that you have the knowledge and skills required for the role for which you are being employed Continuous Development keeps you up to date, in touch with what is going on in health and social care informatics reduces fear of being left behind / exposed provides access to an established framework for skills and competency development supports you in achieving personal goals / career advancement or change provides a means to demonstrate to your employer in performance reviews that you are retaining and developing key skills that will support your role Professional Membership & Community enables improved networking and collaboration amongst individuals and groups, improving personal confidence and gaining further support channels provides a network to get ideas from and share best practice provides a place to come together to work on professional issues, bring about change, give something back is a network for career advancement offers wide connectivity into other industries / sectors / contexts allows connection with users and subject matter experts to build understanding of the requirements and issues at large, to de-risk your work in industry, and remain connected to those working in front line services 8. Can I register with Fed-IP without joining a professional body? No. It is fundamental to the principles of Fed-IP that health and care informaticians maintain professional development through the mechanisms of a Professional Body. 9. What do I need to have, or what criteria do I have to meet, to register with Fed-IP? To be registered with Fed-IP you must be working as a health and care informatics professional, and actively engage in professional development. The qualifications and standards defining these will be published in early

27 10. Do I have to work in the NHS to register with Fed-IP? No. Fed-IP registration is open to all informatics professionals working in health and social care, regardless of whether you are employed in the NHS, private healthcare, social care, academia, are self-employed or with a supplier of solutions. 11. Is Fed-IP able to help me find a job in health and care informatics? Being a registered and accredited professional will support your career aspirations; mentoring is one benefit that should help you in your search for an appropriate role. 12. How much of my information will be made available publicly as part of the register? The public professional register will show your: Title, Forename(s) and Last Name Location (Town/City & Country) Fed-IP Registration Number Fed-IP Registration Status Professional Body Professional Body Membership Level/Type Professional Body Membership Number 13. Can I opt out from having my details displayed on the public register? No. A regulatory or professional body must protect the public by making available basic details showing who is a registered professional. 14. Will Fed-IP be running educational seminars and conferences? Fed-IP licenced professional bodies will support your development through programmes of events, collaborative educational seminars and conferences. 15. Will the Fed-IP accept registrants from overseas? Yes, where they hold appropriate qualifications and have relevant experience to meet the registration standards, it will be possible for professionals from overseas to join a Fed-IP member professional body and gain registration. 16. I am currently a member of BCS Assist, does this apply to me? BCS Assist is now an integral part of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, as a membership group purely dedicated to health and social care informatics. You will be able to gain registration with the Federation if you have been assessed against the extended membership criteria of the BCS, i.e. not just paid for BCS Affiliate membership. 27

28 17. Why should my staff be registered with Fed-IP? The benefits for organisations employing health and care informatics professionals are that: Registration pushes responsibility / accountability close to real decision-making reduces risks on data and systems gain extra confidence when hiring shows good process and individual accountability if disaster strikes improved professional identity of staff means more personal responsibility for work and outcomes supports facilitating change within and across organisations shows commitment to discharging a moral and ethical obligation to make sure that people apply their knowledge and skills in ways that, at the very least, 'do no harm' to patients and service users expect lower risk from employing health and care informaticians that are professionally registered and committed to meeting professional standards provides assurance during recruitment that the applicant is conducting themselves in a safe and professional manner as an auxiliary process is in place Continuous Development promotes better individual engagement, action on development, personal responsibility and peer pressure enables a wide array of low-cost opportunities to get new ideas, solutions, into the organisations without total reliance on consultants overall better performance, efficiency, achieving strategic goals lower risk in designing, building, testing and servicing solutions if health and care informatics staff are developing professional skills and putting them into practice provides important evidence for performance management provides additional support for employees career development that may not otherwise be available within the organisation Professional Membership & Community connection to other professionals brings flow of ideas / free support, across and beyond the sector provides an opportunity for team to develop profile/standing of the organisation across the sector network can facilitate low cost / low risk hiring teams can collaborate with other external teams on shared problems under public interest / code of conduct helps to ensure that employer doesn t need to build the complete breadth and depth of health and care informatics skills required to operate, as health and care information employees gain support in areas that are complex or less familiar to them from the community connects health and care informatics employees to users and subject matter experts to build understanding of the requirements and issues at large, that will benefit solution design and avoid the mistakes of others 18. My organisation is interested in becoming a member of the Fed-IP how do we apply? To find out more about becoming a licenced member of Fed-IP or to discuss the registration of your employees, whether department or organisation wide, initially get in touch with the Fed-IP Registrar at 28

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