Connect with the UK health informatics community to share knowledge and grow your network

Help to promote professional standards and ensure the best use of IT in health and care

Take your place on the FEDIP public register and gain wider professional recognition

Demonstrate your competence and experience to colleagues, employers and wider society

Is it for me?

You're ready to apply for FEDIP if you:

  • work in a professional informatics role using data and technology to support health and care delivery
  • perform a range of activities including complex and non-routine tasks
  • understand how your role impacts upon patient care
  • demonstrate quality and integrity in your work

What are the requirements?

  • You're assessed against the criteria set out in the FEDIP standard
  • To apply for registration with BCS you need to be a member at, or above, the appropriate grade for your chosen level of FEDIP registration

How do I apply?

To become FEDIP registered, you need to show you meet the criteria set out in the FEDIP standard by evidencing your competence and knowledge in a written application.

You need to be a BCS member, to access the FEDIP application process in MyBCS.

Choose your level of registration

Practitioner

Apply for Practitioner if you:

  • exercise autonomy subject to overall guidance and direction
  • perform a range of work, sometimes complex and non-routine
  • select and use relevant methods and procedures
  • demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach to issue resolution

You will need to be a BCS member at AMBCS grade or above.

Do you hold existing professional registration?
If you already hold RITTech registration, you're deemed to meet the P1-P9 professional competence requirements for FEDIP at Practitioner level, and will only be required to provide written evidence against the C1-C6 context criteria in your application.

Senior Practitioner

Apply for Senior Practitioner if you:

  • exercise autonomy within limited parameters and may have responsibility for the work of others
  • perform a range of work, often complex
  • perform non-routine technical / professional activities
  • identify, select and use appropriate standards, methods, tools and applications

You will need to be a BCS member at MBCS or FBCS grade.

Do you hold existing professional registration?
If you already hold IEng registration, you're deemed to meet the P1-P9 professional competence requirements for FEDIP at Senior Practitioner level, and will only be required to provide written evidence against the C1-C6 context criteria in your application.

Advanced Practitioner

Apply for Advanced Practitioner if you:

  • exercise autonomy within broad but well-defined parameters
  • build appropriate and effective business relationships
  • perform a range of complex technical / professional work
  • apply fundamental principles in meeting work requirements
  • advise on methods and tools relevant to your own specialism, making appropriate choices from alternatives

You will need to be a BCS member at MBCS or FBCS grade.

Do you hold existing professional registration?
If you are a Chartered member of BCS, you're deemed to meet the P1-P9 professional competence requirements for FEDIP at Advanced Practitioner level and will only be required to provide written evidence against the C1-C6 context criteria in your application.

Leading Practitioner

Apply for Leading Practitioner if you:

  • exercise autonomy within broad parameters
  • have authority over all aspects of a significant area of work
  • formulate and implement policy and strategy
  • address complex, non-routine organisational problems
  • have a full range of strategic leadership and management skills
  • understand the industry in depth and the wider business implications of emerging technologies

You will need to be a BCS Fellow.

Do you hold existing professional registration?
If you are a Chartered member of BCS, you're deemed to meet the P1-P9 professional competence requirements for FEDIP at Leading Practitioner level and will only be required to provide written evidence against the C1-C6 context criteria in your application.

What does it cost?

FEDIP annual subscription £25

I want to apply for FEDIP

I'm a BCS member

If you’re already a member, you can log in to MyBCS to start your application.

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I'm not a BCS Member

To register for FEDIP, you need to be a BCS member at the appropriate grade.

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"From 'lost tribe' to the backbone of the health and care agenda, I firmly believe we have a community of passionate people who are now central to the digital agenda."

Wendy Dearing, Head of Workforce & Organisational Development
NHS Wales Informatics Service