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UK Council for Health Informatics Professions
P.O. Box 492
Chichester , West Sussex PO19 6WW
United Kingdom

Company Description: The UK Council for Health Informatics Professions is the voluntary registration body for health informatics professionals working or aspiring to work in the United...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • First Class Honours Degree , Social Policy
    Birmingham University
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Informatics « Pathway Software, 19 Jan 2012 [cached]
Tony Eardley, chair of the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKChip) warns that dangers could arise from unregistered staff managing critical health systems and confidential medical information.
"In an age where medical research and delivery of health services depend increasingly on reliable computer-based systems and accurate and up-to-date information, health informatics staff should be encouraged if not required to demonstrate their competence and professionalism through professional registration" Eardley said.
Eardley asserts that such data breaches may only be a small sample as many may never be publicly reported.
Eardley asserts that the standards used by UKChip for registration cover not only staff competence in informatics, but also their professional behaviour, their understanding of medicine and care, as well as the management of health services. He believes that all health informatics professionals should possess a certain level of competence in all these areas.
"Registration and regulation does not automatically mean that all of the above would have been avoided, but it certainly reduces the risk of mistakes happening again" he said.
Tony ..., 10 Oct 2007 [cached]
Tony Eardley
Tony joined the NHS in 1991.After early experience on national projects in Walsall, he moved to North Staffordshire Health Authority where he was in charge of the Information Management and Technology department.In 1998 Tony moved to Manchester Health Authority and was instrumental in establishing the Manchester Agency - an early example of what came to be known as a Health Informatics Service delivering support services to the newly emerging Primary Care Trusts under formal Service Level Agreements.In 2001 he became Director of the South Staffordshire Health Informatics Service, managing over 150 staff with a budget in excess of £6.5m and delivering informatics services to nine NHS organisations.
Tony recognises the need for Informatics staff to deliver and produce direct benefits for their organisations.Informatics is no longer just about keeping the systems running, it is about supporting clinical governance and organisational processes through robust information management and the development of efficient systems.
Tony was elected as the Chair of ASSIST between 2001 and 2004.This entailed providing professional leadership to 2000 members and developing top-level relationships with the National Programme for Information Technology, as well as close involvement with emerging organisations such as the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions.He is still actively involved in ASSIST and is currently Vice President of UKCHIP.
Tony joined Tribal Consulting in 2004.Tribal actively supports ASSIST and Tony's continuing involvement in ASSIST and UKCHIP.Tribal has worked extensively with the development of health informatics and Tony has led work to:
Review Health Informatics Services Survey the HI workforce Document the requirements for future leaders in HI Establish benchmarking tools for HISs.
Through his work with ASSIST and UKCHIP, Tony continues to seek effective means for the accreditation of both individuals and service provision.
HealthSystems Consultants, 28 Dec 2011 [cached]
Tony Eardley HealthSystems Consultants HealthSystems Consultants
Tony Eardley
After a career in the private sector, Tony gained first class honours in Social Policy at Birmingham University. He joined the NHS in Walsall as an Information Manager and held subsequent posts of increasing seniority in North Staffordshire, Manchester and South Staffordshire. His last NHS post was as Director of a Health Informatics Service providing services to nine NHS organisations, managing a multi-million pound budget and over 150 staff.
His professional consultancy career has covered a wide range of topics at national and local levels; these have included development of Informatics Strategies, Programme and Project Management, capability and capacity reviews of Informatics teams and the development of benchmarking criteria for Health Informatics Services.
Tony has been a member of ASSIST since its inception and served as the national Chair from 2001 to 2004; he is still a member of the National Council. He was part of the group of individuals brought together by the former NHS Information Authority that eventually led to the formation of UKCHIP. He has served as a Director of UKCHIP since its creation and is currently Chair of the Board.
NPfIT invites NHS clinicians back to school, 1 June 2004 [cached]
"This engagement programme should certainly help reinforce the work our members have been preparing for the implementation phase", said ASSIST Chairman Tony Eardley in a statement.He said IT professionals at local level would be fully committed to the programme's implementation but it was also necessary to get buy-in from clinicians.
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