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Fed-IP Monthly Stakeholder Update - October 2017

Welcome to this month’s update on the development of Fed-IP.

These monthly updates will set out progress and key activities over the last month and a look forward to what’s planned for the next month.

 

Key Activities Summary

  • The Fed-IP Management Board have approved the final Business Plan, outlining strategy until 2021.
  • The Registration and Standards Committee (RSC) was convened and held its first meeting on 18th October, when its terms of reference were reviewed. Pending minor edits, the terms of reference were agreed in principle and will be formally approved by the 15 November.
  • The consultation on registration standards has now concluded and the finalised standards were put to the RSC for approval. A 1st November deadline has been set for potential minor amendments and the standards will be put forward for formal approval at the 15th November RSC meeting.
  • Fed-IP continued engagement with the NHS Digital Academy (NHSDA) and Faculty of Clinical Informatics regarding accreditation of the NHSDA programme

Business Plan

The business plan sets out the proposed development of Fed-IP over the next four years, and includes the vision, aims, organisational development and plans for growth. At this stage, the plan for the year ahead is most detailed and years further ahead are higher level. The plan will be reviewed each year and progress measured against the milestones.

A summary of the business plan will be published on the Fed-IP website.

Registration and Standards Committee (RSC)

The RSC will set and maintain the criteria for admission to the Fed-IP registers, primarily through the registration standards. It is made up of representatives of the member institutes and key stakeholders. Committee members will be selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge of standards development.

At its first meeting the terms of reference for the committee were discussed and agreed pending minor edits. The committee will formally meet quarterly, with interim monthly meetings until the launch of the register.

The key action of the first meeting was to approve the registration standards, so that the member institutes can map these to their membership criteria and develop the assessment processes for those wishing to join the register. No amendments were raised however the committee agreed to extend the approval deadline to allow for further review. The deadline for final suggested amendments been extended until 1 November, with an approval to made formally at an online meeting of the RSC on 15 November. The standards will be published on the Fed-IP website, once approved.

The standards are also being mapped against international standards, such as those of IMIA (International Medical Informatics Association), Australian and Canadian standards and we will work closely with the Faculty for Clinical Informatics to ensure both sets of standards are aligned.

Assessment of Registrants

Fed-IP will set the standards for registration and maintain the register, but it will be up to the member institutes who are licensed to use the standards, to assess candidates for registration. Now that the registration standards have been finalised, each institute can map those clearly to their own organisational standards and start to prepare the assessment process.

Publication of the Register

We currently publish a pre-register on the website, which is made up of those who have signed the ‘Well-Connected’ professional pledge, which is essentially the ‘waiting list’ for the full register. Those on the pre-register are already a member of one of the Fed-IP professional bodies, or had held a current UKCHIP registration at the point of UCKCHIP closing their register, and once the full register is opened will be assessed with the intention of moving to the full register. To check the pre-register or find more information on joining it see http://fed-ip.org/#!/getinvolved.

One-month horizon scan (November) and calls to action

  • Fed-IP will be looking to make appointments to the Advisory Board and initial recruitment will be through invites made to key stakeholders. We will also be seeking a highly influential chair. Please consider nominations and email suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • The terms of reference for the Advisory Board will be considered for agreement by the Fed-IP Management Board. Then, at the first meeting of the Advisory Board, they will be finalised and agreed.
  • The internal processes for managing the professional register will be finalised.
  • Members for the License and Audit Committee (LAC) will be identified.
  • To add your name to the pre-register, go to http://fed-ip.org/#!/getinvolved and sign the ‘Well-Connected’ pledge. Current UKCHIP registrants can also be added to the pre-register – just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

October 2017 - Summary of Progress Against Key Milestones:

Date Activities RAG
May 2017 Fed-IP Launched at E-Health Week. Complete
July 2017
  • Publication of initial draft standards for competence and conduct for non-clinical informaticians circulated for comment.
  • Fed-IP website domain acquired, and site published
  • UKCHIP finances transferred to Fed-IP
  • Registration and Standards committee draft ToR approval

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

Sept 2017
  • Potential Registration and Standards Committee (RSC) and License and Audit Committee (LAC) membership identified.
  • Fed-IP Business Plan endorsed by Management Board.
  • Mapping of Digital Academy programme for accreditation commences.
  • Commence development of training to assess against the standards

G

Complete

Complete

Complete

October
  • Appointment of Registrations and Standards Committee
  • RSC first meeting (Approve ToRs and Standards)
  • International accreditation and benchmarking
  • Appointment of Advisory Board
  • Commence training of assessors assess against the standards
  • Agreed registration costs

Complete

Complete

G

A

G

A

November
  • Professional register - internal process for the delivery of the register approved.
  • Appointment of License and Audit Committee

G

G

December
  • Publish investment plans
  • First assessors trained to assess against the standard

G

G

January
  • First Fed-IP registrant (peer to peer assessment)
  • Develop registration brand and promotional marketing plans for first registration campaign
  • Appointment of Marketing Committee
  • Appointment of License and Audit Committee
  • Create profession stakeholder groups

G

G

G

G

G

Mar 2018
  • Continuing assessment and acceptance of registrants, requiring:
    Promotion and engagement
    Agreed roadmap of changes implemented through CQC / ‘Well Led’ to recognise accreditations
    Full operation of register and accreditation through all professional institutions
G
Beyond March 2018
  • Updates and iterations of standards as ongoing Business as Usual (BAU)
  • Cross-institutional community activities / sharing established
  • Roadmap leading to NHS organisations preferring then requiring standards in key roles
  • Broad provision of education and training against accredited standards provided by the market
 

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