Be recognised for your skills and experience!

Technology forms the pathway to patient care, as does the development of health systems and the transformation needed to adopt it! How often have you heard, ‘its people before systems?’ BCS couldn’t agree more, and this is why membership with BCS is all about you and your career!

Working in health and care informatics, IT, information and digital roles means, now more than ever before, you need to be recognised for the skills and the experience you bring.

Staying up to date, sharing experience and having registration is key to your career recognition. Through BCS membership you’ll get access to our specialist networks, industry thought leaders and career tools to make sure you stay at the leading edge of this fast paced industry.

Improve your professional recognition with postnominals, your business skill with our career centre, your knowledge with our mentoring network, and your networks through our communities!

Find out more about Individual membership


Join the Register and become a Trusted Professional with FEDIP

The Federation for Informatics Professionals (FEDIP) is the regulatory body for the FEDIP registration designed to evidence skill for those working in health and care informatics, IT, information and digital roles. BCS is part of the collaboration of Informatics professional bodies authorised to award the FEDIP registration to our members.

In a world where being a digital specialist in health and care is more important than ever, FEDIP highlights your competency and experience as a trusted practitioner to colleagues, employers and the wider society.

The FEDIP standard provides a robust and defined criteria to benchmark your skills. Through a set of written statements, your skills are validate and peer reviewed to the FEDIP standard. You can also join the public register to showcase your credentials as a trusted professional.

FEDIP offers four levels to underpin your experience at ever stage of your career.

For individual members you pay a registration fee of £25 per annum and for Organisational Members the registration fee is included as part of your corporate membership.

Discover more about FEDIP


Distinguish yourself as a senior leader within health and care

Developed by CIOs for CIOs, CHCIO is a globally recognised credential from CHIME, for those senior leaders working in the health and care. Not only does it set you apart and showcases your leadership skills and experience, it also provides you with certification as internationally recognised health and care leader.

As the UK Chapter for CHIME, BCS provides a cohort programme to support senior leaders in achieving this award. Whether you’re already a senior leader or this is your next step, CHCIO will give you certification for the leadership skills and experience you display.

Where knowledge and experience is key to leadership, CHCIO linked with FEDIP, delivers a set of credential that delivers parity of esteem in health and care.

Find out more about CHCIO


Share your knowledge with the BMJ, Health and Care Informatics Journal

The BMJ, Health and Care Informatics Journal is looking for authors to contribute to this key industry publication. BMJ, HCI is an open access, peer reviewed journal covering all aspects of Health Informatics.

Bringing together the academic and practitioner communities to provide insight, research, literature reviews and letters to support the improvement in direct health and care provision.

Want to find out more about submissions and publishing?

Go to the Journal