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 Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA) and Fed-IP have reached agreement for AphA to become one of the Fed-IP member institutions.
- The Licensing and Audit Committee has been formed and the first meeting will be 27 Feb 2018.
- Members of the Registration and Standards Committee have agreed to act as assessors for the first Leading Practitioner applications.
- The Communications and Marketing Committee is being formed and the first meeting will be before the end of March.
- The Management Board have agreed proposals for Fed-IP branding including an update of the website, approved logo and registration certificates.
- The high-level Fed-IP registration standards are described below and will be added to the refresh of the website.
Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA) to join Fed-IP
AphA and Fed-IP are very pleased to announce their agreement for AphA to become a member institute of Fed-IP. By joining the current member organisations, namely BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, the Institute of Health Records and Information Management, and Socitm: The Society for IT Practitioners in the Public Sector, AphA will ensure inclusion and representation of those who work in healthcare analytics.
Paul Stroner, AphA CEO, will become a Director of Fed-IP and member of the Management Board. AphA will also put forward representatives to sit on the Fed-IP committees, including the Registration and Standards Committee, the Licensing and Audit Committee and the Marketing and Communications Committee. This will enable AphA to play a full part in the ongoing development of Fed-IP. AphA members will now be able to apply for professional registration through their membership of AphA.
Licensing and Audit Committee (LAC)
The LAC will agree the license with member institutes to award Fed-IP registration, monitor their performance and work with them to support continuous improvement of processes for registration. It will also assure the quality and compliance of approved programs of learning, training and education.
The LAC will be made up of representatives from each of the member institutes and will hold its first meeting on 27th Feb 2018. It’s first tasks will be to approve the LAC Terms of Reference, as well as the Licensing and Quality Assurance schedules put forward by the Management Board.
Registration and Standards Committee (RSC)
Members of the RSC have agreed to act as assessors for the first Leading Practitioner applications and are currently undertaking these. The Leading Practitioners will be the first group of Fed-IP registrants and act as champions for the Health and care Informatics community. Applications will then also be invited from those who signed the Professional Pledge of the Well-Connected Campaign and their applications will be assessed through their member institutes. For further details see http://fed-ip.org/#!/getinvolved
Following its recent meeting, the RSC has advised on the need for revalidation processes and will put forward a proposal to the Management Board.
Communications and Marketing Committee (CMC)
This committee will develop and own the Communications and Marketing strategy for Fed-IP, as well as developing communications tools and collateral, including the website, media campaigns and regular updates. Members of the committee will be drawn from the member institutes and, where possible, will be professional communications staff.
As a central licensing body, it is expected that promotion of Fed-IP standards and registration will also be carried out through the member institutes as a membership benefit.
The first meeting of the Committee will be by the end of March 2018.
The Management Board on 13th Feb considered proposals for branding including a launch campaign for the register, registration certificates, options for updating the website and post-nominals / naming conventions. A number of these proposals were approved and will now be developed.
The agreed logo for Fed-IP is at the top of this update and was agreed to be in monochrome to differentiate between that and the member institutes coloured logos.
Fed-IP registration standards
A high-level description of the registration standards is included below and will be published on the refreshed Fed-IP website.
One-month horizon scan (March)
- The first ‘Leading Practitioners’ will be placed on the full register.
- The Communications and Marketing Committee will be formed and hold its first meeting.
- Work will go ahead on branding, including an update of the Fed-IP website.
- Fed-IP will support the BDRW programme and other partner organisations in refining and publishing the outcomes of the Informatics Specialists’ consultation.
- The accreditation process of the NHS Digital Academy will be finalised and Fed-IP will work with the Digital Academy throughout the first cohort to support the programme.
For more information about Fed-IP see the website at www.fed-ip.org