30 Jan 2023

What makes a successful clinical informatics team

The FCI has published its findings into what makes clinical informatics teams successful

Today, the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) has published 'Building successful clinical informatics teams'.

Following research with FCI members, we have outlined the ingredients that make clinical informatics team successful, with advice on resourcing, team culture and professional development.

This resource includes a collection of case studies that describe real examples of how clinical informaticians can come together in successful health and care teams from a range of clinical settings. 

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In September 2021, the FCI published the model job description for a Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (CCIO) and linked guidance.

Continuing its aim to professionalise the clinical informatics workforce, the FCI Professionalism Standing Committee recognised the need to not only define the CCIO role but to identify how that role works as part of a successful multidisciplinary team. 

Get involved in our clinical informatics team work 

If you're interested in team building and development, there are a number of ways you can get involved in the FCI's work. Please note, these opportunities are for FCI members only. 

FCI webinar: Learning from the FCI's 'Clinical Informatics Teams' report 

On Thursday 24 November (12-1pm) we are hosting a webinar to explore the key findings from the report.

Chaired by Anne-Marie Cunningham, Vice-Chair of FCI Council, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from our expert panel members about their experiences building their local clinical informatics teams.

Panel members

  • Dr Basil Bekdash, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Safety Officer, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Stuart Baguley, Consultant Sexual Health & HIV Physician and Clinical Director of eHealth, NHS Grampian
  • Ramandeep Kaur, Chief Clinical Information Officer, University Hospitals of Northamptonshire
  • Jodian Barrett, Digital Lead Nurse for Care Information Exchange and Remote Patient Monitoring at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Join our Clinical Informatics Teams Working Group

Following the publication of our findings into successful clinical informatics teams, we are restarting our Clinical Informatics Teams Working Group. Our first meeting will be held in early December. 

If you would like to be involved in building further resources and support for the development of Clinical Informatics Teams across the UK please contact Emma Fernandez, FCI Project Manager, with a very brief outline of your professional background and experience in team building and development.