Training and development (clinical informatics)

This page has information on the training and development opportunities in clinical informatics.

Training and personal development of clinical informatics staff is crucial for health and healthcare in the UK to deliver its digital modernisation programme.

As with any profession, you’ll need to continue developing your skills and knowledge to progress your career. There are a number of entry level points depending upon experience, knowledge and skills. 

The NHS has developed a number of opportunites to support you as you progress your career in clinical informatics.  These include:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • accredited short courses
  • seminars
  • distance and elearning programmes
  • mentoring, work shadowing and placements in other departments to build up the necessary experience to gain professional recognition

Many of these will count towards your professional development and may lead to a formal professional qualification. If you are employed by the NHS and wish to undertake further training, you should speak with your line manager. Discussion around training and development opportunities should form a part of your personal development plan (PDP). 

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