UKCHIP is the registration, certification and regulatory body for health informatics professionals working or aspiring to work in the United Kingdom.
UKCHIP welcomes international members from all countries.
In addition to the usual activities of a professional society, for its members, UKCHIP maintains a competence assessment and plan, and provides three public registers so that anyone can check whether an individual Health Informatics professional has agreed to abide by the Code of Conduct and been assessed as competent against UKCHIP standards. There is the main Public Register, a Student Register and an Affiliate Register, the latter two being open to those who are just commencing a career in Health Informatics, whether as a student, a trainee or following a career move and not yet having gained the requisite experience for full registration.
HIC’s CHI and DipHI qualifications are formally accredited by the UKCHIP Education Quality Assurance Scheme (EQAS).
In recognition of completing their studies and achieving a satisfactory pass in the CHI or DipHI, UKCHIP will waive membership fees for HIC graduates for 4 years (at affiliate level) or 1 year (at level 1). Affiliate members will have their name listed in the UKCHIP Affiliate Register. Level 1 and above members will have their name listed in the UKCHIP Main Public register and will be granted the right to use the UKCHIP Registered Professional logo in their electronic signatures.
“Following assessment against the criteria, I am pleased to inform HIC that the Certificate in Health Informatics (CHI) and the Diploma in Health Informatics (DipHI) have been granted full accreditation for three years until 8th January 2016, and will be included in the UKCHIP Register of Accredited Learning.
“Furthermore, anyone who completes an accredited course will receive free affiliate registration with UKCHIP. The offer will also extend to the first year of registration for a Level 1 applicant, assuming they have the requisite experience.”
Paul Lawton, Secretary – UK Council for Health Informatics Professions