Radiology Informatics Committee

The Radiology Informatics Committee (RIC) advises the Clinical Radiology (CR) Faculty on the use of informatics in diagnostic imaging and develops relevant standards and guidelines.  The Committee meets three times a year and reports to the Professional Support and Standards Board. 

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The RIC is responsible, on behalf of the CR Professional Support and Standards Board, for assisting the Faculty in developing methods of advancing radiology using Information Technology.   

The Committee is chaired by the CR Informatics Adviser, and includes industry representatives alongside appointed members of the Faculty.  The CR Vice President, CR Medical Director for Professional Practice, CR Medical Director for Education and Training, and the President are ex-officio members.

Full details of the Committee’s remit can be found in the terms of reference. 

If there are any issues that you would like to raise, please email the chair of the Committee, Dr Neelam Dugar, via the Professional Support and Standards Administrator.

2019 meeting dates

  • Friday 18 January
  • Friday 10 May
  • Friday 20 September

Dr Neelam Dugar, Radiology Informatics Adviser, Chair

Ex officio members
Dr Caroline Rubin, Vice President
Prof Mark Callaway, Medical Director, Professional Practice
Dr Andy Beale, Medical Director, Membership and Business
Dr William Ramsden, Medical Director, Education and Training
Dr Nicola Strickland, President
Dr Matt Williams, Clinical Oncology PSSB IT adviser
Dr Michelle Mak, Clinical Radiology Specialty Training Board representative

External Representatives
Ms Moira Crotty, Society of Radiographers
Dr Philip Scott, HL7-UK representative
Mr John Victor, Convenor of AXrEM PACS / RIS Specialist Focus Group
Mr Robin Breslin, IHE-UK and DICOM representative

Dr Mark Griffiths, UK Imaging Informatics Group representative

Appointed members
Dr Daniel Fascia
Dr Najeeb Ahmed
Dr Nick Hollings
Dr Paul Sookur

Co-opted members
Dr Jon Benham, for Digital Teaching Archive Connectivity using TCE Profile expertise
Dr Hugh Harvey, for Artificial Intelligence expertise

 

 

  1. Advise the Faculty of Clinical Radiology on all matters relating to the application of information and communications technology in the specialty of clinical radiology and on future developments.

  2. Assist the Faculty to develop methods of advancing radiology using information technology.

  3. Act as an interface between the Faculty and other professional bodies involved in informatics in healthcare.

  4. Advise the Faculty on appropriate policy matters.

  5. Develop for consideration such professional guidance, standards or other advice as commissioned from time to time by the Clinical Radiology Professional Support and Standards Board.

  6. Advise as required by the Clinical Radiology Professional Support and Standards Board, other Faculty boards, committees, sub-committees or working parties, or the Faculty of Clinical Oncology.

  7. The Committee is accountable and reports to the Clinical Radiology Professional Support and Standards Board.

     

    Membership

 

Chair

  1. The Committee will be chaired by the Clinical Radiology Informatics Adviser as appointed. This will be a three year term of office, renewable for an additional three years. In his/her absence the CR Informatics Committee will be chaired by another Clinical Radiology Fellow of the group.

  2. The duties of the Chair include:

  • Chairing all meetings

  • Ensuring that the purpose and terms of reference are observed

  • Engaging all members of the Committee in the work being done

  • Ensuring regular reports are made to the Clinical Radiology Professional Support and Standards Board

  • Ensuring that relevant matters are drawn to the attention of the Medical Director Professional Practice, Clinical Radiology or other Faculty Officer as appropriate

  • Acting as media spokesperson for the College in respect of matters within the remit of the Committee at the request of College Officers.

  • Managing conflicts of interest in accordance with the College document Declaring and registering conflicts of interest: policy and procedures.

 

Ex-officio members

  1. All Clinical Radiology Officers and the President

  2. Medical Director, Membership and Business may attend meetings with the agreement of the Chair

  3. A member of the Clinical Radiology Specialty Training Board

  4. A member of the Junior Radiologists' Forum

  5. Clinical Oncology PSSB IT Adviser

 

Appointed Members

  1. There will be four appointed members who will each serve for a term of three years. Appointed members will be Fellows of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology and resident in the UK, in active clinical practice, holding a licence to practise at the time of close ofapplications. Applications will be ranked against the role description in accordance with the board and committee appointment procedures in force for the College from time to time.

     

    Co-opted Members

  2. There will be up to four co-opted members, who will each serve for a period of up to three years. The committee will determine from time to time the particular experience, skills or background of the co-opted members that will be required to assist in its work.

      

Nominated Members

  1. There will be up to seven nominated members. Nominated members will be as follows:

1 x Society and College of Radiographers representative

1 x UK Imaging Informatics Group representative

1 x NHS Digital representative

1 x Industry representative

1 x Standards body IHE-UK representative

1 x Standards body HL7-UK representative

1 x Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) representative

 

  1. A member of the Committee may represent more than one role/organisation as agreed by the Chair and Medical Director, Professional Practice.

  2. Any member of the Committee shall cease to hold office if s/he fails to participate in person or by video/teleconference in two consecutive meetings of the Group without providing an explanation which the Chair considers satisfactory.

 

 

Conflicts of interest

  1. Conflicts of interest will be managed in accordance with the College document Declaring and registering conflicts of interest: policy and procedures. The work of the Committee may give rise to a high risk of a conflict of interest because it may have to rely on the expertise of those who may also be involved in commercial developments. In such instances, the procedure described in the document as to advance declarations of interest will be followed as will the guidance on decision making by the Committee and decision taking which will usually be by the Clinical Radiology Professional Support and Standards Board.

 

        

Operation

  1. The Committee will meet up to three times per year on dates to be agreed.

  2. Meetings may be held by virtual means/remote attendance.

  3. Committee members may be called upon to consider or determine matters electronically between meetings and are expected to contribute to such considerations or decisions as part of their duties as Committee members.

  4. Committee members will not speak on behalf of the Committee, the Faculty or College unless authorised to do so.

  5. Committee members will abide by any stated or implied confidentiality that attaches to the work of the Board during or after any period of membership.

  6. Committee members will comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation as regards of any personal data where it is made available to them as part of their work.

  7. At meetings of the Committee, one third of the members (which must include one Officer eligible to attend and one appointed member)shall form a quorum. This includes members joining the meeting remotely by video or tele-conference.

  8. The meeting quorum shall constitute the quorum for remote decisions taken outside the meeting.

 

 

Approved by Clinical Radiology Professional Support and Standards Board on 7 February 2019.

 

The minutes of meetings held over the last year are available to members and Fellows of the College.  If you would like to see the minutes of earlier meetings please contact the Professional Support and Standards Administrator.