Professionalism in a Changing Health Environmment

Thursday 28 April 2005

7.00pm (Coffee from 6.30pm in HC 032) open to non-members, free, requires no booking

Jean Roberts, Chair of the BCS Health Informatics Forum Policy Task Force

Southampton Institute, Herbert Collins Building, HC 024

The domain of health in England is in constant flux, through strategic and management changes to the NHS and through a major innovative informatics programme (NPfIT).

In parallel to this the BCS Health Informatics Forum, along with partners, recognised that informatics in support of health had a significant role to play, and there was a need to recognise the fitness to practice of professionals working both in and for the NHS in this environment. The establishment of the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions has taken some time and is ongoing.

UKCHIP may offer some useful observations to other domains, in terms of registration and ongoing personal and professional development. Jean will highlight progress made so far, outline lessons learnt and comment on how this initiative contributes synergistically with the BCS drive to professionalism, especially this year.

Jean has been working in the health domain for over thirty years, nationally and internationally with eclectic experience in strategic health initiatives, knowledge exchange, management of complex programmes and projects, in informatics and ehealth business areas, in addition to academic contributions, marketing, communication and promotion of informatics to support care delivery and management.

She is a Fellow of BCS and Founder Council Member of the UK Council of Health Informatics Professions. Her current activity includes informatics consultancy and academic roles in research and teaching, at CHIR@D, University College Winchester and the Lancashire School of Health and Post-Graduate Medicine.

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