This is important because we don’t have any established pathways into senior informatics roles. No pathways means no clarity around progression, means no established training, means variable quality and unhappy informaticians, means high turnover, means high expense and low productivity. We’re doing this because we want a better NHS.” – James Freed, CIO, Health Education England

"From being the lost tribe to centre stage, I've been working in health informatics since 2014 and have witnessed the massive workforce changes during this time. We are now on the cusp of a profession with the advent of FED-IP so it's vital that we have clear pathways and structures with the opportunities for staff development and career progression." - Professor Wendy Dearing, Head of Workforce & Organisational Development/Co-Director, Wales Institute of Digital Information (WIDI) & Chair BCS Health Wales.