The Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) is a charity and as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation has a constitution which is agreed by our membership and registered with the Charity Commission.
Our Constitution sets out our aims and objectives, key governing arrangements including the composition of our Trustee Board, and how General Meetings of our membership and other processes are conducted.
The Constitution was last amended on 22nd November 2022.
Terms of Reference
The FCI is governed by a Trustee Board. As Trustees, Members of the Board have the ultimate legal responsibility for the Faculty.
The Trustee Board comprises the Chair of Council, Vice Chair, Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer and Lay Trustees.
The Trustee Board has delegated to Council the responsibility for the practice of clinical informatics as a profession, which includes all the professional, clinical and educational functions of the Faculty.
Council members are elected by the Fellows and Members of the Faculty.
The Trustee Board wish to ensure a culture of inclusivity within the Faculty. The Trustee Board first requested a diversity review of the FCI Membership in 2020. The reports below identify priority areas for increasing diversity and recommendations for how diversity could be promoted in these areas.
Our Equality and Diversity Policy outlines our commitment to ensuring the FCI operates in a fair environment which is free from any form of discrimination.
We recognise that low diversity in our membership limits the FCI's ability to provide accurate, representative views of clinical informaticians as a whole. It can also result in a lack of equal opportunities to join and progress within the organisation. This could mean some Members are not being as fully supported by the Faculty as they could be.