BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.
Our royal charter gives us our mandate to ensure everyone benefits from digital change. We are committed to supporting and developing a community of digital health and care professionals who can use information and technology to put the citizen at the centre of care.
The CCIO Network promotes the development of Chief Clinical Information Officers across the NHS. The rapidly growing best practice and expert end user community is delivered through regular meetings and online events and collaboration community. The network is open to all current and aspiring clinical information leaders.
The CNIO Network, hosted by Digital Health, is the sister network to the CCIO Network and shares a similar focus on promoting best practice and collaboration across a leadership community that spans NHS organisations across the UK. The core membership comprises the nurses and AHPs who are likely to be working in and with IT.
Digital Health, is the UK’s authoritative, independent B2B news, research and events specialist focused on the fast-evolving field of health IT and digital health.
Digital Health convenes the key communities of NHS IT leaders: Chief Clinical Information officer and Health Chief Information Officer networks, delivered through a vibrant events programme centred around the annual Summer School and a private online collaboration.
Together, our news, data, intelligence, events, and networks, provide a unique collaborative platform for digital leaders and suppliers to keep up-to-date with the latest market and policy news, engage, and share best practice.
DHACA is a not-for-profit member-led organisation that furthers the cause of digital health and care systems in the UK and Europe, championing scalability and interoperability. We represent the digital health SME community to UK Government. Most recently an additional focus has been on promoting mHealth apps through appropriate assessment and regulatory compliance. We currently have 900 members, primarily from the digital health & care SME community.
The Faculty of Clinical Informatics has been established as the UK professional membership body for all clinical informaticians, including health and social care professionals, registered with the Professional Standards Authority.
Key objectives for the Faculty up to 2020 include; 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.
The Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Physicians have been key in its initiation and the NHS Paperless 2020 Building a Digital Ready Workforce programme has provided supporting resources as has TPP.
The Health CIO Network provides a unique leadership and best practice community for senior NHS IT professionals. Delivered in conjunction with the CCIO Network through regular meetings, online events and a collaboration community, the network is open to all NHS IT directors and CIOs who wish to learn from one another.
The Institute of Health Records & Information Management (IHRIM) is the leading professional body for staff working in the healthcare sector in the areas of Health Records, Information Management, Clinical Coding and Information Governance. It is dedicated to the development and promotion of best practice in these areas to support the delivery of high-quality healthcare to the public.
INTEROPen is an OPEN community of individuals, industry, standards organisations and health and care providers who have put aside commercial interests to work together on the identification, development and adoption of open standards for interoperability in the health and social care sector.
INTEROPen activities include educational events, co-production of FHIR profiles and APIs, data validation, hackathons and well as the governance and adoption of standards into the service. INTEROPen Board Members represents interoperability stakeholders who are committed to our Vision, Mission and Values.
The London CIO Council was founded in 2013 and aims to support its members, which is largely made up of CIOs and CCIOs from London-based trusts, clinical commissioning groups and commissioning support units, in providing clinicians and patients with accurate and timely information which will lead to the delivery of better healthcare.
PRSB is a unique collaboration of groups representing those who receive and provide health and social care across the UK, as well as those providing the IT systems that support care. We work with the public and professionals to define the standards needed for good care records.
The Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit team aims to improve patient care by providing clinical leadership for the development and implementation of standards for the structure and content of care records to achieve interoperability between computer systems in different care settings; advising on and promoting the implementation and use of safe and effective new technologies; promoting the professionalisation of clinical informatics and the development of career pathways for those wanting to specialise in this field.
The UK Caldicott Guardian Council (UKCGC) is the national body for Caldicott Guardians. The UKCGC’s principal aim is to provide support for Caldicott Guardians and others fulfilling the Caldicott function within their organisation. In addition, it aims to be a point of contact for all Caldicott Guardians and for health and care organisations seeking advice on the Caldicott principles; enable Caldicott Guardians to share information, views and experience; encourage consistent standards and training for Caldicott Guardians; and help to develop guidance and policies relating to the Caldicott principles.