Faculty of Clinical Informatics BCS membership offer

When we work together there's no limit to what we can achieve.

Following FCI's AGM vote, we're here to help support the transition of FCI members and activities over to BCS. Our aim is to make the transition as smooth as possible and to work with you to establish a Faculty of Digital Health and Care.

How the transition is being supported

FCI Trustees will lead a transition committee within BCS to support the onboarding of members and the setup of the specialist groups.

Retaining the FCI community

A clinical informatics commmunity group will be set up to support communication during the transition and development of the Faculty. There will also be on online community for clinical informaticians.

We're offering a 20% discount on BCS membership for current FCI members who wish to become BCS members. This discount is also available to FCI members who are already BCS members to use on renewal of their BCS membership.

About BCS

We're a diverse community of digital and informatics professionals who are committed to helping each other to thrive in the digital world.

Joining BCS is about being recognised as a competent, ethical and accountable professional who’s using tech for good in today’s society. It’s about developing your skills and keeping up to date with the latest digital thinking, growing your professional network, and being respected for your place in the industry.

Receive your 20% discount code and information about the transition to FBCS if you're FFCI

Complete the form below to find out more about BCS membership and receive your 20% discount code. We'll also add you to the relevant groups/communities you've selected below, once you are a BCS member. Please read any relevant FAQs before completing the form.


If you're already a BCS member, you can claim a 20% discount code for your BCS renewal in two ways:

1. If you'd like to to be added to the Clinical Informatics Community group and/or the FCI online community, please complete the form below, selecting 'Yes' to the relevant questions. You'll then receive the discount code via email.

2. If you just want the discount code without being added to any of the FCI groups, contact our customer services team directly for your code.


If you're a BCS Professional (MBCS) member, you can upgrade your membership to BCS Fellowship (FBCS) with the streamlined transition in MyBCS. Please complete the form below to receive step-by-step instructions (make sure you select 'Yes' to the relevant questions). You'll also receive a 20% discount code to use at your next renewal.

If you hold any other grade of BCS membership, such as student, associate or affiliate, please contact our customer support team who will assist in your upgrade.

Once you complete the form below, you'll receive a separate email with a discount code. This gives you 20% off BCS Fellowship membership and waive our £160 application fee. 

The email will explain what you need to do in order to transition your FFCI to FBCS (BCS Fellowship). Please ensure you select 'Yes' in the applicable question in the form below so we can identify that you are FFCI in order to send you the correct information. 

  • Fellowship (FBCS) - FFCI can transition to FBCS (see more in below FAQ)
  • Professional (MBCS) - for both MFCI and Associate members of FCI 
  • Associate (AMBCS) - if you are undertaking an apprenticeship
  • Student - if you are studying an IT-related course or digital T Level

As a valued member of BCS you can attain FEDIP registration. If you are a Fellow you can become a FEDIP Leading Practitioner. If you have successfully completed the NHS Digital Academy Leadership Programme you can become a FEDIP Advanced Practitioner. Anyone who is a BCS member can join the FEDIP register as an Associate and has two years in which to register at an appropriate level.  There is an annual registration fee of £25, payable in addition to your BCS membership. If you are interested in registration please select 'Yes' to the relevant question below and we'll send you further information in a couple of weeks.

Member benefits include:

  • FCI special interest groups and opportunity to join BCS groups  
  • Extensive webinar and events programme  
  • Regional branches and hubs  
  • Hundreds of CPD resources, including bitesize learning for early careers  
  • BMJ Health and Care Informatics Journal – publications, themed editions, reviewers  
  • International CHCIO qualification  
  • Professional certificates in many digital subjects 
  • Mentoring scheme  
  • London office available to members 

Your employer may already have an organisational membership with BCS which could cover your membership, please check with your CIO. Otherwise you may want to consider a membership for your clinical informatics team, the investment of which is £1299 for up to 10 members and includes waivers for FEDIP professional registrations. To find out more about BCS organisational membership, or if you have any questions, please contact jan.hoogewerf@bcs.uk.

If you’re a UK tax payer and pay your own subscription fees, you may be entitled to claim back tax for your BCS membership fee.

Find out more at gov.uk

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