Essential IT Skills

All Health Informatics professionals are expected to have a sound knowledge of generic informatics skills, including IT skills and the UKCHIP Standards for Registration set out the requirements for registrants.


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The IT Skills Pathway provides access to customisable training and assessment products covering the full range of competences for users of the main Microsoft Office products, from basic through to advanced levels. It has been developed to provide an officially recognised route of learning and certification for the whole NHS workforce and includes “just in time” training via a searchable resource tool.

Its purpose is to encourage everyone working with IT to review their current IT skills and knowledge against recognised standards, determine what their skill gaps are and then identify their current and future training requirements based on the products that are available.

Those wishing to develop their IT skills are able to find a registered NHS learning centre in regions across the UK, as well as details about learning products from entry to advanced levels.