FEDIP is the Federation for Informatics Professionals in Health and Social Care, a collaboration between the leading professional bodies in health and care informatics supporting the development of the informatics profession.
Conceived through discussions with BCS, CILIP, IHRIM, Socitm and UKCHIP, the federation brings individuals and organisations together to establish professional standards in health informatics and maintain a public register of experienced practitioners – offering greater confidence to employers, clients, colleagues, government and the wider society, both UK and overseas.
The institutions licensed to award FEDIP offer their members registration at five levels – Associate Practitioner, Practitioner, Senior Practitioner, Advanced Practitioner, Leading Practitioner – dependent on the competence, knowledge and experience of the applicant in the field of health informatics.
"For a long time, Health Informatics and IT staff have been an integral part of the NHS and helping front line staff to deliver health care. It is really important that these highly skilled and talented professionals are given opportunities to be recognised. FEDIP gives just that opportunity so that staff working across all Health Informatics and IT disciplines can be publicly endorsed on the register of professionals."
Damian Parkinson, Director of Health Informatics
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust