Why having staff who are members of IHRIM benefits the NHS

There are organisational as well as strategic benefits for all NHS organisations to have trained, qualified staff in health informatics roles. By being members of a national institute, these staff will receive knowledge and information to make them more enabled in performing their roles. It will also put these staff in a stronger position when it comes to career pathway choice.

Personal Benefits of being a member of IHRIM

  • Membership of the Institute means being part of an internationally recognised professional organisation
  • IHRIM's association with other organisations such as AMSPAR, IFHIMA, FEDIP and BCS gives members the opportunity to be proactive with regard to legislative changes, developments and compliance within their organisation
  • IHRIM is one of the founding members of FEDIP (along with BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, CILIP – The Library and Information Association and Socitm – The Society for IT practitioners in the public sector). Being a member of IHRIM enables you to join FEDIP and become part of the community that builds the shared standards and access the FED-IP Hub
  • IHRIM is the only professional organisation offering comprehensive qualifications for health records and health information professionals at all grades. An IHRIM qualification offers a competitive edge with employers, potential employers, colleagues and peers. IHRIM qualifications are recognised as the benchmark of professional excellence
  • Clinical Coding members of IHRIM have access to the National Clinical Coding Qualification (UK) for which IHRIM is the Awarding Body
  • Free places & reduced rates for attendance at many relevant conferences are negotiated for IHRIM members
  • Free places to IHRIM’s conferences and events
  • A Monthly Newsletter from the Institute Communications Team
  • Members have access to IHRIM Health Records - Good Practice Guidance (published by IHRIM & recognised as authoritative guidance by the Care Quality Commission)
  • Members also have access to additional areas of the IHRIM website (www.ihrim.co.uk) that are not accessible to non-members