The Federation for Informatics Professionals in Health and Care (FEDIP) is pleased to launch a centralised, public database for standardised job role profiles within the health and care informatics profession.
FEDIP is committed to establishing a cohesive framework of job roles within the health and care informatics profession. This initiative is anchored in an expanded Digital, Data, and Technology (DDaT) framework, leveraging the Skills for the Information Age framework (SFIA). As we advance towards this goal, we are currently seeking valuable input from professionals like yourselves.
The current landscape is characterised by a proliferation of job titles, descriptions, and pay bands within organisations. With the evolution and growth of digital roles, these positions have undergone changes, mergers, and adaptations to meet organisational needs. This has resulted in a myriad of job titles and roles with slight variations, inconsistent bandings, and differences in levels.
Enter the FEDIP Occupational Architecture—an innovative new database designed to consolidate job roles into families. This framework aims to provide transparency on the skills and qualifications required for each job role, along with suggested training materials.
The Occupational Architecture brings together existing frameworks such as DDaT and SFIA, as well as specialist frameworks specific to health and care informatics. This unified database simplifies the existing framework landscape.
How You Can Contribute:
We are inviting professionals in health and care informatics to provide feedback on the first set of role profiles published on our public website [job-profiles.fedip.org]. This invaluable feedback will help refine and enhance our Occupational Architecture.
The Software Development, Architecture and IT Operations job family roles have been completed through work undertaken with FEDIP member body BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) and NHS England. These completed job families are now available to be reviewed on the website.
We firmly believe that these job profiles will be instrumental in various aspects, including:
Business change: Facilitating organisational restructures or mergers, particularly in IT operations or technical teams.
Recruitment: Identifying skills and competencies required for new roles, shaping job adverts, and streamlining interview processes.
Career progression: Supporting career conversations, future role exploration, and the development of comprehensive development plans.
Professional registration: Simplifying the process of applying for professional registration with a recognised body and being listed on the FEDIP public register as part of personal development activities.
Feedback will be submitted to our Professional Development committee for the appropriate professional bodies to discuss and update where appropriate. All updates to the Occupational Architecture will be recorded here on the website.
Your insights are pivotal in shaping the trajectory of informatics within the health and care sector. Your participation is highly appreciated as we collectively endeavour to build a robust foundation for the future of informatics.